Country Fast Facts: Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands


The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century.

The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century.

The archipelago was politically detached from Norway in 1814.

A high degree of self government was attained in 1948.

The Faroes have close traditional ties to Iceland, Shetland, Orkney, the Outer Hebrides and Greenland.

The Faroes are represented in the Nordic Council as a part of the Danish delegation.

Source: CIA World Fact Book

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