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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands
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Location:
Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway
Area:
total: 1,399 sq km
land: 1,399 sq km
water: 0 sq km (some lakes and streams)
Climate:
mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Terrain:
rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
Economy
GDP: $1 billion (2001 est.)
GDP growth rate: 10% (2001 est.)
GDP per capita: $22,000 (2001 est.)
Inflation rate: 5.1% (1999)
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Exchange rates:
Danish kroner per US dollar - 5.9969 (2005), 5.9911 (2004), 6.5877 (2003), 7.8947 (2002), 8.3228 (2001)
People
Population: 47,246 (July 2006 est.)
Growth rate: 0.58% (2006 est.)
Religions:
Evangelical Lutheran
Languages:
Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish
Government
Capital:
name: Torshavn
time difference: UTC (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Independence:
none (part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark)


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