Faroe Islands

What is Faroe Islands known for?

home population

to cross deeper water. Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands

fashion industry

, particularly within the fashion industry as jumpers are now sold in places such as Harrods. Lace knitting is a traditional handicraft. The most distinctive trait of Faroese lace shawls is the center back gusset shaping. Each shawl consists of two triangular side panels, a trapezoid-shaped back gusset, an edge treatment, and usually shoulder shaping. These are worn by all generations of women particularly in relation to the Traditional faroese costume as an over garment. Faroese national

original range

. Its original range at the end of the 19th century was warm temperate and subtropical Asia from Turkey east to southern China and south through India to Sri Lanka. However, in the 20th century it expanded across Europe, appearing in the Balkans between 1900–1920, and then spreading rapidly northwest, reaching Germany in 1945, Great Britain by 1953 (breeding for the first time in 1956), Ireland in 1959, and the Faroe Islands in the early 1970s. Subsequent spread was 'sideways' from this fast northwest spread, reaching northeast to north of the Arctic Circle in Norway and east to the Ural Mountains in Russia, and southwest to the Canary Islands and northern Africa from Morocco to Egypt, by the end of the 20th century. In the east of its range, it has also spread northeast to most of central and northern China, and locally (probably introduced) in Japan. It has also reached Iceland as a vagrant (41 records up to 2006), but has not colonised successfully there. Birding Iceland: Eurasian Collared Dove Overview There are about 406 islands in Denmark, not including the Faroe Islands or Greenland. "Facts and Figures", Danish Defence, Defence Command Denmark. Retrieved 11 June 2010. Some 70 of them are populated but the remainder are uninhabited. Some of the uninhabited islands have only become uninhabited in recent decades, for economic reasons. The Goldcrest has a huge range in Eurasia, breeding from Macaronesia to Japan. It is common in middle and northern temperate (Temperateness) and boreal (Boreal ecosystem) latitudes of Europe, between the Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands

modern fishing

, although, when Norway entered the Kalmar Union with Denmark, it gradually resulted in Danish control of the islands. The Reformation (Protestant Reformation) reached the Faroes in 1538. When the union between Denmark and Norway dissolved as a result of the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, Denmark retained possession of the Faroe Islands. The trade monopoly in the Faroe Islands was abolished in 1856, after which the area developed as a modern fishing nation with its own fleet (Fishing fleet). The national awakening from 1888 initially arose from a struggle to maintain the Faroese language and was thus culturally (culture) oriented, but after 1906 it became more political (politics) with the foundation of political parties of the Faroe Islands. On 12 April 1940 British troops invaded the Faroes (British occupation of the Faroe Islands). The move was meant to counterbalance the invasion of Denmark (Operation Weserübung) by Germany on 9 April 1940, and had the objective of strengthening British control of the North Atlantic (see Battle of the Atlantic (Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945))). In 1942–1943 the British Royal Engineers (Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers) built the only airport in the Faroes, Vágar Airport. Control of the islands reverted to Denmark following the war, but in 1948 home-rule was introduced, with a high degree of local autonomy. In 1973 the Faroe Islands declined to join Denmark in entering the European Community (now the European Union). The islands experienced considerable economic difficulties following the collapse of the fishing industry in the early 1990s, but have since made efforts to diversify (diversity (business)) the economy. Support for independence has grown and is the objective of the Republican Party (Republic (Faroe Islands)). Politics and government Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


are official languages, and Danish is universally spoken. Faroese language policy provides for the active creation of new terms in Faroese suitable for modern life. Population trends (1327–2004)

liberal conservative

) is a liberal conservative political party in the Faroe Islands, led by Jørgen Niclasen. One of the four major parties, it's had eight seats in the Løgting since the 2011 election (Faroese parliamentary election, 2011), making it the joint-largest party, but neither of the Faroes' seats in the Folketing. The '''Centre Party''' ( ) is a Christianity-based, Nordic agrarian parties agrarian

bass rock

occurrence, on several occasions a Black-browed Albatross has summered in Scottish (Scotland) Gannet colonies (Bass Rock, Hermaness and now Sula Sgeir) for a number of years. Ornithologists believe that it was the same bird, known as ''Albert'', who lives in north Scotland. Ivens, Martin (9 May 2007) Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands

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

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; The Fate of Greenland's Vikings, by Dale Mackenzie Brown, ''Archaeological Institute of America'', February 28, 2000 and L'Anse aux Meadows, a short-lived settlement in Newfoundland (Newfoundland (island)), circa 1000 A.D. Abstract&list_uids 16331154&query_hl 3&itool pubmed_docsum The Norse discovery

studies show

1946 – Residents of the '''Faroe Islands''' narrowly approved a referendum (Faroese independence referendum, 1946) !--not bold

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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