Place:Faroe Islands

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NameFaroe Islands
Alt namesFaereyiarsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) IV, 653
Faeroe Islandssource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983); Nagel's; USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) p 388
Faeroessource: Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-31
Faerøernesource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 199
Faroessource: Wikipedia
Färöersource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) p 211
Færøernesource: Wikipedia
Féroésource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Føroyarsource: Wikipedia
Islas Feroésource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Îles Féroésource: Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) p 184
TypeCountry
Coordinates62°N 6.783°W
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, at about north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.

The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also have representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.

The islands were associated with and taxed by Norway, then the Union of Kalmar, and then Denmark-Norway until 1814, when Norway was united with Sweden. Scandinavia was in political turmoil following the Sixth Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in 1814. The Danish trade monopoly ended in 1856.

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