Faroe Islands

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Faroe Islands - Føroyar
Faroe flag
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Capital: Tórshavn
Official Languages: Faroese; Danish
Population About 49,000
Area About 1,400 km2

The Faroe Islands are a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark occupying a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. The islands are thought to have been settled by Celtic and Gaelic monks in the 6th century; then by the Norse in the 7th century. The islands have had home rule since 1948.

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