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Faroe Islands
Copyright: Olavur frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
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Hochgeladen: 08/03/2009
Aktualisiert: 14/07/2014
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Flemming V. Larsen
The Tourist information
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The Tourist information and the old bookstore
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Inside The Tourist Information Centre
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Torshavn Vaglid
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Torshavn Christmas
Mortan Mortensen
Olavsøka
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Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn
Flemming V. Larsen
Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn
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View from the top of Hotel Hafnia
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The Cathedral
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Bryggjubakki Torshavn
Flemming V. Larsen
Church Of Torshavn
Marcio Cabral
Cafe del Oriente Restaruant
Paul Linden
Bandipur Night View
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 余香苑-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Zoran Trost
Stairs on Bled island
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 水琴窟-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple, Suikinkutsu,Kyoto.
Andrew Bodrov
Carrier Rocket Proton-M on the launch pad
Andrew Bodrov
Launch Site: Baikonur, Pad 81, Launcher 24
Pascal Moulin
Galeries du cloître de Cadouin - France
Paul Linden
Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery main Building
Isaac Martínez
Design Miami 2012 during Art Basel Miami Beach
Paul Linden
Namo Buddha Stupa
Willy Kaemena
Wien Rathaus -Weihnachtsmarkt Herzbaum
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Church In Famjin Suduroy
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Down At The Beach In Hvalba
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Vesturkirkjan-The West Church
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Old House In Mykines 1873
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Hotel Foroyar
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Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn
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Leynar
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Fishing By The River In Trongisvagur Suduroy
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Gasadalur
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Husareyn
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Akraberg
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Elduvik Is A Cosy Little Village
More About Faroe Islands

Location and size Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).   Climate The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers. The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.   Population The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.   Form of Government Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag. It is not, however, a member of the European Union and all trade is governed by special treaties.   Languages Spoken Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.   Religion Religion plays an important part in Faroese culture and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the EvangelicalLutheran. 10% of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren).   Industry The fishing industry is the most important source of income for the Faroes. Fish products account for over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woollen and other manufactured products.