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Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. The population of the municipality of Tórshavn is around 19.000. The population of the Faroe Islands is around 50.000.

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A: Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 30 metri di distanza

Vestaravág, Tórshavn’s western bay, has gradually become ‘the’ place to experience various events in ...

Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)

B: The Cathedral

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 60 metri di distanza

Tórshavner Cathedral (in Faroese: Havnar Kirkja, or Dómkirkjan) is the second oldest received church ...

The Cathedral

C: Bryggjubakki Torshavn

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 60 metri di distanza

The Fish Market on Bryggjubakki in Torshavn, Faroe Islands ... The harbour is colourful and extremely...

Bryggjubakki Torshavn

D: Church Of Torshavn

di Flemming V. Larsen, 70 metri di distanza

The main church in Torshavn. Build in 1788.

Church Of Torshavn

E: Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn

di Flemming V. Larsen, 80 metri di distanza

Sculpture by Hans Pauli Olsen. The oystercatcher is chasing off a raven representing the colonial Dan...

Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn

F: Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 100 metri di distanza

Torshavn, the town is a charming blend of old and new. In the area around the harbour lies Tinganes. ...

Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

G: Old houses in Torshavn

di Flemming V. Larsen, 110 metri di distanza

Torshavn is a modern town, but in the center can still find some of the old and small wooden houses.

Old houses in Torshavn

H: Inside The Tourist Information Centre

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 130 metri di distanza

Kunningarstova - What is that? A Kunningarstova is a tourist- and information office, just as you fin...

Inside The Tourist Information Centre

I: The Tourist information

di Flemming V. Larsen, 130 metri di distanza

The Tourist information center in the middle of the capitol city Torshavn - one of the few places on ...

The Tourist information

J: View from the top of Hotel Hafnia

di Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 130 metri di distanza

Hotel Hafnia situated in the heart of the world’s smallest capital, within walking distance of the ha...

View from the top of Hotel Hafnia

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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.

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