Faroe Islands

What is Faroe Islands known for?


international efforts

to about 6% of the GDP. Information about the economy of the Faroe Islands ''international:'' satellite earth stations - 1 Orion; 2 fiber-optic submarine cable linking the Faroe Islands with Denmark, Iceland and Scotland The '''Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations''' ('''FAO''') is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international

efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed (developed countries) and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Its Latin motto, ''fiat panis


incredible nature

unpredictable. One of the main reasons that people visit the Faroe Islands is the incredible nature and scenery. The Faroe Islands turn extraordinarily green during the summertime. The fresh air, the deep blue ocean, the vertical sea cliffs and the green mountains with their picturesque valleys, is something which would amaze anyone who enjoys being surrounded by nature. There are bus rides, horse trekking, mountain hikes and boat trips which allow you to enjoy the magnificent wild green landscape


business projects

* North Sea (by Great Britain) * Norwegian Sea (by Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Shetland); and Greenland Sea * Scotia Sea (by the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands) The Danish exception The Occupation of Denmark (9 April 1940) was administered mainly by the German Foreign Office (Foreign Office (Germany)), contrary to other occupied lands that were under military (Military Administration (Nazi Germany)) or civilian administration (Reichskommissariat). Denmark did not establish a government in exile, although there was an Association of Free Danes established in London. King Christian X (Christian X of Denmark) and his government remained in Denmark, and functioned comparatively independently for the first three years of German occupation. Meanwhile, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands were occupied by the Allies, and effectively separated from the Danish crown. (See British occupation of the Faroe Islands, Iceland during World War II, and History of Greenland during World War II) Circle dancing (Circle dance) while singing ballads are a historic part of the folk traditions


recording featuring

;Danish crown" in English (English language) (since ''krone'' literally means crown (Crown (headgear)) in Danish (Danish language)). One krone is subdivided into 100 ''øre'' (from the Latin ''aureus''). The 18 minute single take (one-take) black-and-white 1963 TV recording featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warden has become an integral component of the New Year's Eve schedule of several German television stations, Danmarks Radio Danish


great skills

(probably Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador)) were also settled. Utilizing their great skills in shipbuilding and navigation they raided and conquered parts of France and the British Isles. But they also excelled in trading along the coasts and rivers of Europe, running trade routes from Greenland in the north to Constantinople in the south via Russian rivers. The Danish Vikings were most active in Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy where


sponsorship reasons

søguna ''(Faroese)'' and ''Formuladeildin'' from 2006 to 2008 for sponsorship reasons. History The league was founded in 1942, although clubs did not compete in European competition until 1992. From 1942 to 1975 it was called ''Meistaradeildin'' (Champions Division). Four clubs participated in the first season, they were KÍ Klaksvík (est.1904), TB Tvøroyri (est.1892), B36 Tórshavn (est.1936) and HB Tórshavn (est.1904). The first team to win the championship was KÍ Klaksvík. A Second Division (1. deild) was founded in 1943, but there was no relegation and promotion system at the time. The league was suspended in 1944 due to the friendly occupation of the Faroe Islands by the British army. The league resumed a year later and the current holders TB Tvøroyri, won the league again. Other teams to join in the 1940s were MB Miðvágur, SÍ Sørvágur and VB Vágur. All 3 clubs came and went, SÍ Sørvágur finished runners-up in 1945 and won the league title in 1947, this turned out to be the only period SÍ Sørvágur's history when they played in the top division. In 1952 VB Vágur joined the league again, but they only played two seasons and finished bottom of the table in both seasons. They later rejoined in 1956 and did better than previously. By 1970, KÍ Klaksvík were the most successful club in the Faroe Islands, with 14 titles. The number of teams risen to six in 1971, when ÍF Fuglafjørður entered the league and later became 7 teams in 1976 when NSÍ Runavík joined. Denmark Medieval music in Denmark, and to some extent the other Nordic countries as well, has almost always been synonymous with Nordic dancing ballad (Nordic folk music)s. This particular type of ballad depends on cooperation between the lead singer and his audience. The singer narrates a story in song, to which the audience dances and falls in at the repeated chorus line which often predicts the end of the story (which is usually tragic). A song may last 20+ minutes. This tradition has been alive to the present day in the Faroe Islands where it is entirely a cappella, though this does not necessarily mean that it did not include instruments in its heyday. In Denmark the lyrics of most of the ballads, being always in the vernacular, were recorded by the landed nobility in the 16th century, and the melodies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of this vernacular ballad tradition, Danish and other Scandinavian neo-Medieval music is almost devoid of the Latin lyrics of e.g. the German scene. thumb right 250px Atlantic White-sided Dolphin (Image:Hvalba 26-08-06 (3).jpg) caught in a drive hunt in Hvalba on the Faroe Islands being taken away with a forklift '''Dolphin drive hunting''', also called '''dolphin drive fishing''', is a method of hunting dolphins and occasionally other small cetaceans by driving them together with boats and then usually into a bay or onto a beach. Their escape is prevented by closing off the route to the open sea or ocean with boats and nets. Dolphins are hunted this way in several places around the world, including the Solomon Islands, the Faroe Islands, Peru, and Japan, the most well-known practitioner of this method. Dolphins are mostly hunted for their meat (whale meat); some are captured and end up in dolphinariums. thumb 250px Gundadalur in Tórshavn (File:Gundadalur Stadium, Torshavn 01.jpg), the football stadium of HB Tórshavn and B36 Tórshavn. '''Gundadalur''' is the name of an area in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. It is home to three different football (football (soccer)) pitches and other sports facilities. The largest one is the national stadium Tórsvøllur, a multi-use stadium. left thumb 250px Sumba (Image:Faroe.sumba.4.jpg) '''Sumba''' is the southernmost place of the Faroe Islands on the island of Suðuroy. It is located in the Sumbiar municipality. The municipality has 385 inhabitants. 258 of these people are living in Sumba. The other villages in the Municipality of Sumba are: Lopra (98 inns.), Akrar (28 inns.), Víkarbyrgi (1 inns.). Cultivation and uses ''Embothrium coccineum'' is grown as an ornamental plant for its vivid red flowers. It is only successful in oceanic climates, which away from its native area includes western Europe (mainly the British Isles and the Faroe Islands), the coast of the Pacific Northwest of North America, and New Zealand. Embothrium does not tolerate the element phosphorus Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


stone work

of the fjord, just before one comes to the first harbour, not far from the bottom of the bay. The memorial is made of stone, the stone work was made by Lars and Helmut Larsen from Tórshavn, it was raised in 1963 in memory of people from Hvalba who lost their life at sea or by other accidents, i.e. by accidents in the coal mines or by falling down from the island Lítla Dímun or from one of the mountains which surround the village. Trongisvágur is the village in the bottom of Trongisvágsfjørður


top award

Salmon campaigner lands top award date 22 April 2007 url http: news.bbc.co.uk 1 hi sci tech 6571241.stm In 2006, after beating Skála Ítróttarfelag of the Faroe Islands in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup, and Drogheda United of Ireland (League of Ireland) in the second qualifying round (after penalties), they reached the first round of the UEFA Cup, where they were knocked out by AFC Ajax of the Netherlands. The Faroe Islands have


black fine

only men who do this now. Each piece is intricately hand-knitted, dyed, woven, or embroidered to the specifications of the wearer. For example the male waistcoat is put together by hand in bright blue, red, or black fine wool. The front is then intricately embroidered with colourful silk threads, often by a female relative. The motifs are often local Faroese flowers or herbs. After this, a row of Faroese made solid silver buttons are sewn on the outfit. Women wear embroidered silk, cotton, or wool shawls and pinafores that can take months to weave or embroider with local flora and fauna. They are also adorned with a handwoven black and red ankle-length skirt, knitted black and red jumper, a velvet belt, and black 18th Century style shoes with silver buckles. The outfit is held together by a row of solid silver buttons, silver chains and spectacular locally made silver brooches and belt buckles, often fashioned with Viking style motifs. Both men's and women's national dress are extremely costly and can take many years to assemble. Women in the family often work together to assemble the outfits, including knitting the close-fitting jumpers, weaving and embroidering, sewing and assembling the national dress. This tradition binds together families, passes on traditional crafts, and re-enforces the Faroese culture of traditional village living within the context of a modern society. Public holidays Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


popular main

of traditional lifestyles and as a way to maintain and assert cultural tradition in a rapidly changing society. Many young people study and move abroad and this allows them to maintain cultural links which identifies their specific Faroese heritage. There has also been a great interest in Faroese jumpers from the TV series The Killing, where the popular main actress wears a different Faroese jumper for each series (two so far). This has greatly increased the profile of the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

The '''Faroe Islands''' ( north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km 2 (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 (Danish Defence), police (Police of Denmark), justice (Justice Minister of Denmark), currency and foreign affairs (Minister of Foreign Affairs (Denmark)). https: www.retsinformation.dk Forms R0710.aspx?id 20991 Retsinformation.dk, Lov om de færøske myndigheders overtagelse af sager og sagsområder (Also called: Overtagelsesloven ''written in Danish'') 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 (War of 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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