1. A group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands; Also called: Faeroe Islands, Faroes, Faeroes.
2. A self-governing colony of Denmark on the Faroe Islands; Also called: Faeroe Islands, Faroes, Faeroes.
Or Faeroe Islands or Faeroes (Danish Faerřerne “Sheep Islands”)
Island group (18 out of 22 inhabited) in the N Atlantic, between the Shetland Islands and Iceland, forming an outlying part of Denmark
area 1,399 sq km/540 sq mi; largest islands are Strřmř, Řsterř, Vagř, Suderř, Sandř, and Bordř
capital Thorshavn on Strřmř,
industries fish, crafted goods
currency Danish krone
language Faeroese, Danish
government since 1948 the islands have had full self-government; they do not belong to the European Union
history first settled by Norsemen in the 9th century, the Faroes were a Norwegian province 1380–1709. Their parliament was restored 1852. They withdrew from the European Free Trade Association 1972.
Ostrvska država u Evropi, 21 vulkansko ostrvo, samoupravna danska kolonija.