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The Faroe Islands (Danish: Færøerne, Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands") are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland. They are a territory of Denmark. Since 1948 they have had self-government in almost all matters except defence and foreign affairs.

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The phrase "Faroe Islands" is tautological, since øerne or oyar means islands.

The capital is Tórshavn.

From the CIA World Factbook 2000.


Nordic Council:

Denmark  |  Finland  |  Iceland  |  Norway  |  Sweden
Åland  |  Faroe Islands  |  Greenland


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