Discover the Faroe Islands, Denmark (with Map & Photos)

The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean between Scotland (Great Britain), from which they are almost 400 km north, and Iceland, 420 km northwest of the Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands Denmark
Faroe Islands Denmark

The Faroe Islands are an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark. Since 1948, the islands have independently managed almost all matters except defense and foreign policy.

Faroe Islands Denmark
Faroe Islands Denmark

The capital and main port of the islands is the city of T├│rshavn, located on the south-eastern coast of the island of Streymoy.

Faroe Islands Denmark
Faroe Islands Denmark

The Faroe Islands archipelago consists of 18 islands, 17 of which are inhabited. Main islands: Streymoy, Esturoy, Suduroy, Vagar, Sandoy, Bordoy. The largest island is Streymoy (373.5 km²). The total area of ​​all islands is 1395.74 km².

Faroe Islands Denmark
Faroe Islands Denmark

The distance to Iceland is 450 km, to Norway – 675 km, to Copenhagen – 1117 km. The economic maritime zone off the coast of the Faroe Islands is 200 nautical miles.

Faroe Islands Denmark
Faroe Islands Denmark

The islands' highest point is Slattaratindur Peak on Esturoy Island - 882 m above sea level. The Faroe Islands are dotted with numerous fjords and have an indented coastline. The islands, for the most part, are treeless due to constant strong winds, although there are plantations of strong conifers, maple, and mountain ash.

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