Faroe Islands

Facts & Figures

Map of Faroe Islands
  • Status: Autonomous part of Denmark

  • Chief of State: Queen Margrethe II (1972)

  • High Commissioner: Birgit Kleis (2001)

  • Prime Minister: Kaj Leo Johannessen (2008)

  • Total area: 541 sq mi (1,401 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 49,947 (growth rate: 0.49%); birth rate: 13.57/1000; infant mortality rate: 5.71/1000; life expectancy: 80.11

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Tórshavn, 20,000

  • Monetary unit: Faroese krone

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