Faeroe Islands


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Faer·oe Islands

 (fâr′ō)

Faer′oe

(or Far′oe) Is′lands

(ˈfɛər oʊ)
n.pl.
a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having home rule. 46,312; 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Cap.: Thorshavn.
Also called Faer′oes, Faroes. Danish, Faer•ö•er•ne (fɛrˈœ ɛr nə)
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Noun1.Faeroe Islands - a self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands
2.Faeroe Islands - a group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
Thorshavn - the administrative center of the Faroe Islands
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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Faroe Islands in Denmark Faroe Islands are between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic and sometimes called the Faeroe Islands.
It is expected that the first week of each FOCFT will take place in the Danish area, the two following weeks (+1 spare) in vicinity of the Faeroe Islands.
Hungary had been held by the Faeroe Islands to a scoreless draw in their opener, while Switzerland beat Portugal.
It traces the first settlers in the Faeroe Islands in the early ninth century, during the Viking Age, focusing on the feud between two rival chieftains, Sigmundur Brestirsson and Thrandur of G|ta.
The Faeroe Islands are an autonomous region within which country?
It has numerous international drilling operations including those on Faeroe Islands, England, Portugal, Hungary, Bavaria, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines.
In the Faeroe Islands -- the only place besides Svalbard where the eclipse was total -- a blanket of clouds meant thousands of visitors missed out on the event, apart from the eerie darkness from the moon's shadow.
The total eclipse on March 20 is visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean, Faeroe Islands and the Svalbard archipelago; its maximum duration is 2m 47s.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A more than four century-old pilot whales drive in the Faeroe Islands is a "barbaric, psychotic frenzy" which should cease, actress and animal rights activist Pamela Anderson said Friday.
For movement between the customs territory of the Community except French overseas departments, the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands and Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, Ceuta, Melilla, Norway, Iceland, ports on Baltic Sea, North Sea, Black Sea, Mediterranean or all ports of Morocco, at least 2 hours before leaving the port in the customs territory of the Community;
Ports of call are: Bergen and Flam in Norway, Akureyri, Islafjordur, Grundafjordur and Reykjavik in Iceland, and Torshavn on the Faeroe Islands.
However, it has also been collected further north, on the Faeroe Islands (Denmark), which make it a more widespread, oceanic species.