Map of Faroes Islands
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Faroe Islands is also known as Foroyar and Faeroerne. It has a total area of 540 sqaure miles and an approximate population of 48,917. The official languages are Faroese and Danish and Christianity is the major religion. The estimated per capital nominal GDP of Faroe Islands is $50,000.
Not much is known about the early history of Faroe Islands but it is believed that the island was seen by Saint Brendan, an Irish monk, when he journeyed to the North Atlantic during the 6th century. During the late 7th and 8th centuries monks from Ireland continued to visit the islands. From the 14th century onwards overseas domination began in the Faroe Islands with Norwegians being the first ones. Norway continued to hold sway till 1380 when the dual monarchy of Denmark-Norway started exercising control over the island nation. Nazis invaded the country during the Second World War but were denied by the British who built an air base and were helped by the local fishermen.
The economy of Faroe Islands depends a lot on its fishing industry but the collapse of the industry in the early 90s, because of economic crises, had dented the economy and increased the rate of unemployment in that particular period. Fish farming is an important economic activity as well. However, the dependence on these sectors has left Faroe Islands’ economy in a critical state. Petroleum has been discovered close to Faroe Islands and this has spurred some hopes of sustained economic growth in the future. Denmark is a major contributor to the GDP of Faroe Islands.
Maps of Faroe Islands : Faroe Islands has been able to come out of the shadow of Denmark thanks to its economic and cultural traditions.
Administrative Regions : The regions and municipalities of Faroe Islands play an important role in the administrative set up of the island nation.
Hotels : The youth hostels are a unique feature of the accommodation options available at Faroe Islands.
Cities : Fuglafjorour and Torshavn are important cultural and economic hubs of Faroe Islands and among the highly preferred tourist destinations.
Travel : Tourist destinations like Slættaratindur and Beinisvord make visiting Faroe Islands an experience worth cherishing.
Business and Economy : In recent times Faroe Islands have been able to attract foreign investment thanks to its information technology sector.
Education : The University of Faroe Islands is an important component of the education system of Faroe Islands.
Events and Festivals : The various events and festivals at Faroe Islands represent its diverse musical and sporting traditions.
History and Culture : Whaling is regarded as an important part of the history and culture of Faroe Islands.
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