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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Faroe Islands
It embraces fourteen inhabited and several uninhabited islands with an area of 500 square miles.
wealth and attraction of the islands are found in their flowery pastures, while the herds of sheep which graze upon them have given their name to the archipelago.
The bishops of the Faroe islands were usually chosen from the
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05789b.htm   (678 words)

  
 Faroe Islands Tourist Guide 2008
Faroe Islands Tourist Guide is published and maintained by Sansir.
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.
www.faroeislands.com   (342 words)

  
  Faroe Islands ( Føroyar )
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century.
Island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway.
Establishing the Faroe Islands as a sovereign state.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/faroe_islands.htm   (598 words)

  
  Faroe Islands travel guide - Wikitravel
The Faroe Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, in the North Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way between Iceland and Norway.
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century.
The native and official language of the Faroes is Faroese, an offshoot of Norwegian brewed largely in isolation for the better part of a millennium.
wikitravel.org /en/Faroe_Islands   (850 words)

  
  Faroe Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Faroes and the EU The Faroe Islands are not part of the EU, as explicitly asserted by both Rome treaties.
The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn, Aug 2005
Framtak in the Faroe Islands - A comprehensive introduction to the Faroe Islands
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faroe_Islands   (2668 words)

  
 Politics of the Faroe Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of the Faroe Islands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic dependency, whereby the Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Faroe Islands are politically associated with the Kingdom of Denmark, but have been self-governing since 1948.
The Faroe Islands have a multi-party system (disputing on independence and unionism as well as left and right), with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.The Faroese Parliament (Løgting) has 27 - 32 seats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_the_Faroe_Islands   (447 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Faroe Islands or simply Faroes (Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands", Danish: Færøerne) are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland.
Denmark retained possession of the Faroe Islands at the Treaty of Kiel in 1814.
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Faroe_Islands   (2343 words)

  
 Faroe Islands - Simple English Wikipedia
The Faroe Islands or Faroes (Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands", Danish: Færøerne) are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Norway, and Iceland.
The Faroes have similarities to Iceland, Shetland, the Orkney Islands, the Outer Hebrides and Greenland.
The island group, or archipelago, left Norway in 1815.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faroe_Islands   (268 words)

  
 Faroe Islands / Faroeislands.dk
The Faroe Islands have a population of approx.
The Faroe Islands are dominated by mountains and grass-covered valleys.
The weather on the Faroe Islands is known to be
www.faroeislands.dk /pages/index.htm   (292 words)

  
 Faroe Islands Travel Guide @ TravelNotes.org
Although the Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark they are not in the European Union.
The Faroes are mainly treeless, have deeply indented coastlines and a number of fjords.
The inhabitants of the Faroe Islands are of Scandinavian descent and still speak a moderated form of the old Norse called Faeroese.
www.travelnotes.org /Europe/faroes.htm   (339 words)

  
 Island Vulnerability, Faroe Islands
Island Vulnerability explores the challenges which isolated geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability.
Funded by the U.K.'s National Trust as an Arkell Fellow, I travelled to the Faroe Islands from 7 July 2003 to 24 July 2003 to investigate sustainability and vulnerability issues for small island heritage.
The Faroe Islands are a self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark with a strong impetus towards independence.
www.islandvulnerability.org /faroes.html   (1809 words)

  
 Faroe Islands Encyclopedia Article @ FredericksburgArts.com (Fredericksburg Arts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Despite the setbacks, the Faroe Islands teenager has a positive view of New Zealand and still hopes to try surfing before he leaves.
The Faroe Islands or simply Faroes (Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands", Danish: Færøerne) are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between the United Kingdom, Norway and Iceland.
The British occupation of the Faroe Islands 1940-1945
www.fredericksburgarts.com /encyclopedia/Faroe_Islands   (2597 words)

  
 Reveal International - FaroeLink, Inc. >> Faroe Islands
The charming villages of the Faroes, surrounded by blooming potato patches and stone-fenced hay fields, pulsate with a natural rhythm of life that is at once captivating and invigorating.
The chain dance, extant only in the Faroe Islands and based on a medieval European dance, is an integral part of their culture and recounts in ballad song historical moments in their long history and as well as their struggle with the forces of nature.
The Faroe Islands is an autonomous, self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Faroese Parliament is responsible for most all areas of governmental administration, excluding foreign relations and defense.
www.faroelink.com /default.asp?page=213   (620 words)

  
 The Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Faroes ("Sheep Islands") were settled around 800 by the Vikings, in the first steps on their long, historic expansion across the Atlantic that would eventually take them to the New World.
No point of the Farce Islands is more than 5 km from the sea, and their cliffs teem with some of the largest seabird colonies in the world.
Their small size and population make the Farce Islands a place where being friendly comes naturally - but they are also a place where nature is present on a grand scale, and where the possibilities are huge.
www.cruiseatlantic.com /faroe_island.cfm   (251 words)

  
 Føroyar - Wikimedia Commons
en: The Faroe Islands (Føroyar in Faroese) are situated in the Northern Atlantic between Scotland, Iceland and Norway.
The Faroes are part of the Kingdom of Denmark with self-government, own flag and language.
Ross í Føroyum - Horses in the Faroes.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Faroe_Islands   (907 words)

  
 Faroe Islands information, puffin cartoons, translation, photos, books and shopping.
A comprehensive introduction to the Faroes (Faeroe Islands).
Faroe Islands won 24 gold 19 silver and 12 bronze medals and was overall 2nd after Jersey.
Faroes (Faeroes) is a small Nordic land made up of 18 islands that lie between Iceland and Scotland in the subarctic region of the North Atlantic.
www.framtak.com   (402 words)

  
 FAROE ISLANDS Faroe Islands Tours Hotels
The 18 Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful in a North Atlantic, buffeted-by-gales and tossed-by-sea kind of way.
Bus tour around the island of Vagar including visit to the church in Sandavagur, the old turf house museum and then an introduction to the nature.
Bus tour around the island of Vagar inclusive visit to the church in Sandavagur, the old turf house museum and then an introduction to the nature.
www.scantours.com /FAROE_ISLANDS.htm   (567 words)

  
 GoEscorted.com : Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Islands of Streymoy and Suðuroy and Northern Islands
The Islands of Streymoy and Northern Islands and Vágoy
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and has an area of 268 square kilometers with a population of over 10,000 people.
www.goescorted.com /goescorted/pub/tours/faroe_islands?eZSESSIDplain_user=3d82dd017f77fe0bfcdb708553a93e45   (197 words)

  
 Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Faroes it is not acceptable to fly two flags on the same rope or pole.
In the case of the Faroe Islands, horizontally there are 6 units of white, 1 unit of blue, 2 units of red, 1 unit of blue, and 12 units of white.
The flag of the Faroes was first made by Faroese students in Copenhagen and later brought to the Faroes where it was first hoisted 22 June 1919.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/fo.html   (704 words)

  
 Noonsite: Faroe Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Faeroe Islands (Føroyar in Faeroese) are a small group of islands with a surface area of 540 square miles situated in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland.
The capital and main port is Thorshavn on the island of Streymoy, which is the largest of the group.
The smaller islands are very distinctive with precipitous cliffs and steep hills.
www.noonsite.com /Countries/FaroeIslands   (231 words)

  
 Faroe Petroleum plc
Faroe Petroleum is an independent oil and gas company focused on value creation through exploration and appraisal drilling in the Atlantic Margin (Faroe Islands and UK West of Shetlands), North Sea and Norway.
Faroe Petroleum has through successive licence applications and acquisitions built a substantial portfolio of exploration and appraisal assets in both the Atlantic Margin and the UK North Sea.
Faroe Petroleum is in partnership with BP, Chevron, DONG, Eni, OMV, Shell, Statoil, E.ON Ruhrgas, GDF, RWE and DSM, all of which have an outstanding track record in oil and gas exploration and development.
www.faroe-petroleum.com /faroe   (252 words)

  
 The Faroe Islands and the Internet
he Faroe Islands is a small archipelago, comprised of 18 small islands, off in the middle of the North Atlantic, between Norway and Iceland.
Politically the Faroe Islands is a self-governing part of the Danish kingdom, but historically and culturally it also has close ties to Norway, and Iceland.
Although the Faroe Islands is a small country, we have to be able to manage the Internet on the same levels, as in other countries.
www.ariadne.ac.uk /issue2/faroe   (1643 words)

  
 Faroe Islands News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Saturday's Euro 2008 Group B qualifying match between the Faroe Islands and Ukraine in Toftir is in danger of being postponed because of the bad condition of the pitch.
The disorder has a high incidence of 1 in 1700 in the Faroe Islands due to a founder effect, and a carrier frequency of 1 in 33.
Teitur Lassen is from the Faroe Islands which are caught somewhere between Scotland to the south, Iceland to the west and Norway to the east.
www.topix.net /world/faroe-islands   (652 words)

  
 Faroe Islands travel guide
The Faroe Islands an autonomous area under Danish administration lie between Iceland and Norway.
The islands (reached by air from Denmark and Iceland or by ferry from Iceland, Denmark, Norway or the Shetlands in Scotland) consist of rugged green mountains fjords and countless waterfalls.
The islands are known for their linguistic diversity as every little “bygd” (settlement) has a very distinctive dialect.
www.world66.com /europe/faroeislands   (236 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Faroe Islands
The Faroes, an archipelago of 18 islands in the North Atlantic, constitute an autonomous region of Denmark.
While the islands' rugged coastlines and extensive bird life are a draw for some, the Faroes also offer the prospect of major offshore reserves of oil and gas.
The islands became part of the Kingdom of Norway in the 11th century and came under Danish control in the 14th century when Norway joined the Kingdom of Denmark.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/3434335.stm   (410 words)

  
 English
The Faroe Islands, in the North Atlantic, are the home of a small Nordic nation which has a very distinctive and heart warming culture.
The first known mention of the Faroe Islands in Bahá'í; history is from texts written in 1916/17 by Abdu'l-Bahá and known as "Tablets of the Divine Plan".
The islands jut out of the North Atlantic defying the elements and, although this is where the first Baha'i conference of the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of Europe took place (in 1974), the climate is surprisingly mild due to the gulf stream.
www.bahai.fo /english/english.html   (504 words)

  
 Faroe Islands Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The Faroe Islands are as raw and wild as a seabird's cry.
Kirkjubøur was the episcopal centre of the island in medieval times.
Shining like green stones on a grey backcloth, the 18 islands in the Faroes group are undeniably beautiful in a North Atlantic, buffeted-by-gales and tossed-by-sea kind of way.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/faroe-islands   (132 words)

  
 BBC - Holiday - Destinations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These North Atlantic islands are famous for cliff-dwelling trolls and having the puffin as a local celebrity, but unless you catch the shipping forecast you may never have heard of the Faroe Islands.
Weather in the Faroe Islands tends to be erratic - 'four seasons in one day' might be an apt description.
Steve was particularly drawn to the work of artist Mykines, a recluse who took the name of the island which inspired his paintings and on which he lived.
www.bbc.co.uk /holiday/destinations/faroe_islands/index.shtml   (617 words)

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