Trip to the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands they are a set of 18 islands located in the North Atlantic, more specifically between Scotland and Iceland. It is an autonomous region of the Kingdom of denmark Self-governed by itself in all matters except foreign relations, legal system and defense. Faroe Islands means Lambs Islands.

Enjoy a Oceanic climateDespite the latitude at which it is located, the temperate influence of the Gulf Stream makes the climate milder than we might expect. The thermal amplitude is therefore very small, with cool summers and mild winters.
As for the rains, they approach the 1,400 mm a year. Strong winds and fog are common and the sky is usually somewhat overcast.


They live almost 50,000 inhabitants on the islands, most of them Faroese, Danish and Greenlander. We also found 0.4% of Icelanders and 0.2% of Norwegians and Poles. The official languages ​​are Faroese and Danish. Almost 100% of the population is Christian and 84% belong to the Lutheran church.


The islands traditionally lived on lamb hunting and fishing. However, for more than 20 years the latter has been decreasing due to problems in catches. Thus, the Government is trying to promote the tourism and also the technologically advanced companies. The fact that university students leaving Denmark to study makes it impossible to retain talents on the islands and this could complicate taking the technological leap mentioned above.
Recent studies have shown that there is oil (in small quantities) very close to the islands. This could certainly push the GDP upwards.

The vegetation It is dominated by arctic plants, mosses, herbs, and lichens. Natural vegetation is characterized by the absence of trees.


Other data of interest

Capital: Tórshavn
Official languages: Faroese and Danish
Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy
Population: 49,000 inhabitants
Surface: 1339 km2
Internet domain: .fo
Telephone prefix: +298
Currency: Faroese crown

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