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Torshavn Vaglid
Faroe Islands

Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, is one of the World’s smallest capitals with a population of 18,000. Nevertheless, Havnin, as Tórshavn often is called, offers all that a major city or capital does. Tórshavn has daycare centres, elementary and middle schools, high schools and a university, as well as sports facilities, a hospital and other health services. There are senior centres and retirement homes, as well as long-term care facilities.

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The Tourist information and the old bookstore
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Olavsøka
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The Tourist information
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Inside The Tourist Information Centre
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Vaglid
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Torshavn Christmas
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Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn
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View from the top of Hotel Hafnia
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Church Of Torshavn
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The Cathedral
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Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn
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Bryggjubakki Torshavn
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Markus Freitag
-Busenborn- Bilstein Gipfel
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Under The Mushroom — Под Грибком
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Zelené Kačacie pleso
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Lang Co Beach At 10pm On Full Moon Night
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Шаан-Кая ropejumping
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Ergaki - Dragon's Tooth Peak
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Ice Cave On Durmitor Near Zabljak 2
Malinnikov Ruslan
Memorial to soldiers fallen in afghanistan
Alexander Duvernay
Sunrise at the top of Dent d'Oche (French Alps)
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Ergaki - Parabola
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Evening Fishing 2 — Вечерняя рыбалка 2
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Leif Mohr
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Gasadalur
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Nordborg Outside
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Bryggjubakki Torshavn
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Bøur is a small village on Vagar Island
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Lighthouse On Bordan
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View from the top of Hotel Hafnia
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Inside The Tourist Information Centre
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On A Hill Above The Village of Sydradalur
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Husareyn
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Vikmars Stand At The Fish Expo Faroes 2009
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Nordborg
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.