Outline of the Faroe Islands

Outline of the Faroe Islands
The location of the Faroe Islands
An enlargeable map of the Faroe Islands of the Kingdom of Denmark

The Faroe Islands (or simply Faroe(s)) is an autonomous province of the Kingdom of Denmark comprising the Faroe archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.[1] The Faroe Islands are located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, roughly equidistant between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway, and are considered a part of Northern Europe. The islands have been a member of the Rigsfællesskab since 1948. The Faroese have, over the years, taken control of most matters except defence (though they have a native coast guard), foreign affairs and the legal system. These three areas are the responsibility of Denmark.

The Faroes have close traditional ties to Iceland, Shetland, Orkney, the Outer Hebrides and Greenland. The archipelago was politically detached from Norway in 1814. The Faroes are represented in the Nordic Council as a part of the Danish delegation.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Faroe Islands:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of the Faroe Islands

Geography of the Faroe Islands

An enlargeable topographic map of the Faroe Islands

Environment of the Faroe Islands

An enlargeable satellite image of the Faroe Islands
  • Climate of the Faroe Islands
  • Environmental issues in the Faroe Islands
  • Ecoregions in the Faroe Islands
  • Renewable energy in the Faroe Islands
  • Geology of the Faroe Islands
  • Protected areas of the Faroe Islands
    • Biosphere reserves in the Faroe Islands
    • National parks of the Faroe Islands
  • Wildlife of the Faroe Islands

Natural geographic features of the Faroe Islands

Regions of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Regions of the Faroe Islands

Administrative divisions of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Administrative divisions of the Faroe Islands
Regions of the Faroe Islands
Municipalities of the Faroe Islands
  • Capital of the Faroe Islands: Tórshavn
  • Cities of the Faroe Islands

Demography of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Demographics of the Faroe Islands

Government and politics of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Government of the Faroe Islands and Politics of the Faroe Islands

Branches of the government of the Faroe Islands

Executive branch of the government of the Faroe Islands

Legislative branch of the government of the Faroe Islands

Judicial branch of the government of the Faroe Islands

Judically, the Faroe Islands are under the jurisdiction of Denmark's court system.

  • Court of the Faroe Islands

Foreign relations of the Faroe Islands

  • Diplomatic missions in the Faroe Islands
  • Diplomatic missions of the Faroe Islands
  • Rigsfællesskabet

International organization membership

The government of the Faroe Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order in the Faroe Islands

Main article: Law of the Faroe Islands

Military of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Military of the Faroe Islands
  • Command
    • Commander-in-chief:
      • Ministry of Defence of the Faroe Islands: None, Island Command Faroes is de facto defense command
  • Forces
    • Army of the Faroe Islands: None, Defense is the responsibiliy of Denmark
    • Navy of the Faroe Islands: None, Defense is the responsibiliy of Denmark
    • Air Force of the Faroe Islands: None, Defense is the responsibiliy of Denmark
    • Special forces of the Faroe Islands: None, Defense is the responsibiliy of Denmark
  • Military history of the Faroe Islands
  • Military ranks of the Faroe Islands

Local government in the Faroe Islands

Municipalities since January 1, 2005
Municipality Population Inhabitants per km² Area (in km²) Markatal Island Region
Tórshavnar kommuna 19.339 112 173 327 Streymoy Tórshavn
Klaksvík 4.886 57 86 144 Streymoy Klaksvík
Runavík 3.678 47 78 150 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Tvøroyri 1.819 42 43 60 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Fuglafjørður 1.584 70 23 32 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Sunda Kommuna 1.564 10 158 152 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Vágur 1.402 67 21 61 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Nes 1.238 88 14 40 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Vestmanna 1.234 24 52 56 Streymoy Streymoy
Miðvágur 1.100 24 47 48 Vágar Vágar
Sørvágur 1.071 13 84 124 Vágar Vágar
Gøtu Kommuna 1.066 35 31 69 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Sjóvar Kommuna 1.027 31 33 70 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Leirvík 873 79 11 33 Eysturoy Southern Eysturoy
Sandavágur 797 13 61 48 Vágar Vágar
Hvalba 765 19 40 99 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Eiði 705 19 37 49 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Kvívík 615 13 49 75 Streymoy Streymoy
Sandur 586 12 48 97 Sandoy Sandoy
Skopun 507 56 9 0 Sandoy Sandoy
Hvannasund 441 13 33 38 Viðoy and Borðoy Klaksvík
Sumba 383 15 25 64 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Viðareiði 339 11 30 48 Viðoy Norðoyggjar
Porkeri 333 24 14 37 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Skálavík 183 6 29 24 Sandoy Sandoy
Kunoy 157 4 35 65 Kunoy Norðoyggjar
Húsavík 131 5 26 66 Sandoy Sandoy
Hov 125 12 10 24 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Fámjin 113 9 13 24 Suðuroy Suðuroy
Funningur 75 4 18 15 Eysturoy Northern Eysturoy
Húsar 61 4 16 41 Kalsoy Norðoyggjar
Skúvoy 57 4 13 73 Skúvoy Sandoy
Svínoy 52 2 27 23 Svínoy Norðoyggjar
Fugloy 44 4 11 14 Fugloy Norðoyggjar

History of the Faroe Islands

Main article: History of the Faroe Islands, Timeline of the history of the Faroe Islands, and Current events of the Faroe Islands
  • Economic history of the Faroe Islands
  • Military history of the Faroe Islands

Culture of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Culture of the Faroe Islands
  • Architecture of the Faroe Islands
  • Cuisine of the Faroe Islands
  • Ethnic minorities in the Faroe Islands
  • Festivals in the Faroe Islands
  • Humor in the Faroe Islands
  • Languages of the Faroe Islands
  • Media in the Faroe Islands
  • National symbols of the Faroe Islands
  • People of the Faroe Islands
  • Prostitution in the Faroe Islands
  • Public holidays in the Faroe Islands
  • Records of the Faroe Islands
  • Religion in the Faroe Islands
    • Buddhism in the Faroe Islands
    • Christianity in the Faroe Islands
    • Hinduism in the Faroe Islands
    • Islam in the Faroe Islands
    • Judaism in the Faroe Islands
    • Sikhism in the Faroe Islands
  • World Heritage Sites in the Faroe Islands: None

Art in the Faroe Islands

Sports in the Faroe Islands

Main article: Sports in the Faroe Islands

Economy and infrastructure of the Faroe Islands

Main article: Economy of the Faroe Islands
  • Economic history of the Faroe Islands
  • Energy in the Faroe Islands
    • Energy policy of the Faroe Islands
    • Oil industry in the Faroe Islands
  • Mining in the Faroe Islands
  • Tourism in the Faroe Islands
  • Transport in the Faroe Islands
  • the Faroe Islands Stock Exchange

Education in the Faroe Islands

Main article: Education in the Faroe Islands

Infrastructure of the Faroe Islands

  • Health care in the Faroe Islands
  • Transportation in the Faroe Islands
  • Water supply and sanitation in the Faroe Islands

See also

References

External links

Wikimedia Atlas of the Faroe Islands


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