Where is Faroe Islands?

Located in Northern Europe, Faroe Islands is an island nation.In the past, Faroese proposals for full indepedence have been deferred.

Faroe Islands is a European country covering 1,393.00 km2. This makes it the 61st smallest region in the world and about 2 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 62 00 N, 7 00 W and Torshavn is the capital city.

The archipelgo's name is said to come from the Old Norse word "faer", which means sheep.

Its ISO code is FO.


Faroe Islands has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Slaettaratindur which is 882m above tall.

It experiences mild winters and cool summers, with foggy and windy patches all year round. Its terrain is rugged, with cliffs along most of the coast.


Faroe Islands has a population of 50,456 making it the 210th largest in the world. The majority of the country lives on the island of Streymoy.

Faroese is spoken by the majority of the population. Major ethnic groups reported include Faroese and Danish. The majority of the population is Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 298.


It is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Its constitution was last ratified in 2005.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Faroe Islands's GDP is $2,001,000,000.00 (USD) with $40,000.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 196th largest economy and its citizens the 41st richest in the world. The currency of Faroe Islands is the Krone (DKK).

Its major export partners are Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are fish and fish products. Its major import partners are Denmark, Norway, and Germany. Its major imports include goods for household consumption, machinery and transport equipment, and fuels.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017