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Faroese Aquarium

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Life began in the oceans An amazing diversity of invertebrates live in the oceans surrounding us. If we walk along the seashore at low tide, we are aware of a large diversity of strange animals. We see crustaceans like amphipods, cirripeds and decapods. We are also likely to see a number of different bivalves, jellyfish and other creatures. They are all living natural histories, telling the story of how life evolved in the oceans before any living creatures inhabited the land. The aquariums in the exhibition all have an ongoing exchange of seawater. This means that the same particles that are in the seawater are also in the aquariums. This makes the conditions for life much better for the invertebrates.

Fish species on the Faroe Plateau 235 different fish species are registered inhabitants of the Faroe plateau. We are happy to show you as many of these species as possible. The common ones are of course our main priority, but we are also excited to show you some of the rarer species. Some species are very important to the faroese economy, because they are exploited by the fishing indystry on the Faroe Islands. Some species are more interesting to look at aestethically than others, and we hope to show you fish with an interesting behaviour as well as an interesting natural history.

Føroya Sjósavn, Rættargøta 1, FO 160 Argir.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Faroe Islands

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A: Faroese Aquarium

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 10 hier vandaan

Life began in the oceans An amazing diversity of invertebrates live in the oceans surrounding us. If ...

Faroese Aquarium

B: The Port Of Torshavn

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 680 hier vandaan

The Port of Tórshavn (Tórshavnar havn) is the largest and busiest of the many harbours dotted through...

The Port Of Torshavn

C: Vinnuhaskulin

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 780 hier vandaan

Vinnuháskúlin provides four educations * Skipper * Master in navigation * Engineer 2999 KW * Engineer...

Vinnuhaskulin

D: Torshavnar Shipyard (Mest)

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 840 hier vandaan

Founded in 1936 as Tórshavnar Skipasmiðja, the shipyard has grown over the years to become a major pl...

Torshavnar Shipyard (Mest)

E: Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 930 hier vandaan

The port of Tórshavn administrates all harbour areas within the municipality of Tórshavn. This work r...

Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn

F: Tinganes

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 980 hier vandaan

Tinganes The Faroese parliament, Løgting, is probably the oldest in Europe. On the the historic promo...

Tinganes

G: Tinganes peninsula

door Flemming V. Larsen, 990 hier vandaan

View to the harbour and the city - and to the small island Nolsoy in front of Torhavn

Tinganes peninsula

H: Vesturkirkjan-The West Church

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 1.0 hier vandaan

Vesturkirkjan (The West Church) with its pyramid shaped copper spire is a distinctive landmark in Tór...

Vesturkirkjan-The West Church

I: Tinganes

door Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 1.0 hier vandaan

Tinganes The Faroese parliament, Løgting, is probably the oldest in Europe. On the the historic promo...

Tinganes

J: Tinganes, Torshavn

door Flemming V. Larsen, 1.0 hier vandaan

The building that holds the Faroe goverment.

Tinganes, Torshavn

Dit panorama is genomen in Faroe Islands

Dit is een overzicht van 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.

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