Faroe Islands

What is Faroe Islands known for?


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


recording part

, Sri Lanka and Sweden. They have also traveled to Hollywood for recording part of their debut album, to Spain, Finland and Germany to attend interviews, and to the UK to shoot a video. In Asia, MLTR are one of the few artists to have played more than once in a country and to have still sustained an audience turn-out comparable to that of their earlier appearances. Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


home+population

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


television classic

, and Swedish national television (Sveriges_Television), a December 23 staple on Norwegian national television (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation), and a cult television classic in Finland, Estonia, Faroe Islands and Austria; on New Year's Eve 2003 alone, the sketch was broadcast 19 times (on various channels). As of 2005, the sketch has been repeated more than 230 times. It is famous in other countries as well — including German-speaking Switzerland


military resistance

of Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Apart from the Nordic colonies, Denmark ruled over Danish India (Tranquebar in India) from 1620 to 1869, the Danish Gold Coast (Ghana) from 1658 to 1850, and the Danish West Indies (the U.S. Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands)) from 1671 to 1917. Germany's invasion of Denmark on 9 April 1940  – code named Operation Weserübung  – met only two hours of military resistance before the Danish government surrendered. Economic co-operation between Germany and Denmark continued until 1943, when the Danish government refused further co-operation and its navy (Royal Danish Navy) sank most of its ships and sent as many of their officers as they could to Sweden. During the war, the government was helpful towards the Danish Jewish minority, and the Danish resistance performed a rescue operation (Rescue of the Danish Jews) that managed to get most of them to Sweden and safety shortly before the Germans planned to round up the Danish Jews. Denmark led many "inside operations" or sabotage against the German facilities. Iceland severed ties to Denmark and became an independent republic, and in 1948, the Faroe Islands gained home rule. thumb The Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Greenland (File:The Danish Commonwealth.gif) and the Faroe Islands). The Kingdom of Denmark is a unitary state, however Greenland and the Faroe Islands were granted autonomy in 1948 and 1979 respectively, having previously had the status of counties. The working autonomies in Europe - Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (GFBV). Retrieved 13 March 2012. Extensive powers have been devolved (devolution) to Greenland and the Faroe Islands which have their own governments and legislatures and are effectively self-governing in regards to domestic affairs. However, the devolved legislatures are subordinate to the Folketing where the two territories are represented by two seats each. High Commissioners ( Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


stage matches

match was a 3–0 UEFA Europa League win against NSÍ Runavík of the Faroe Islands on 30 June. Fulham then navigated their way with some ease to the Group stage in the Europa League through late summer. However, the Cottagers were knocked out agonisingly with the last seconds of the Group Stage matches, Odense


heavy fishing

;ref name "gibson and campana" There is evidence that incidental artificial selection caused by heavy fishing has led to a compensatory growth response, i.e. faster growth and earlier maturation. In a pre-emptive move to prevent a German invasion, on 12 April 1940 British forces occupied (British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II) the Faroe Islands, then a Danish amt (Amt (subnational entity)) (county


wild+green

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


low summer

) as the Needle Palm, they do grow at high altitudes where temperatures are cool. It is also tolerant of low summer temperatures ( ) in oceanic climates. This enables it to be cultivated further north than any other palm, with mature trees successful as far north as 58°N in northern Scotland. Mature specimens can also be found in most parts of England, the Vancouver and Vancouver Island regions of Canada, around Tokyo in Japan, and Tasmania


life population

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)

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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