Faeroes


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Faeroes

(ˈfɛərəʊz) or

Faroes

pl n
(Placename) a group of 21 basalt islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands: a self-governing community within the kingdom of Denmark; fishing. Capital: Thorshavn. Pop: 49 709 (2013 est). Area: 1400 sq km (540 sq miles). Also called: Faeroe Islands or Faroe Islands
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Noun1.Faeroes - a self-governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands
2.Faeroes - 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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This 30-year-old bird has probably flown tens of thousands of miles to Iceland or the Faeroes and back each year.
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Some people were surprised to see how fast it became dark,'' said Sigrun Skalagard, who watched the event in the northern Faeroes.
We want to protect the whales, not fight the Faeroes," the former "Baywatch" star told a news conference.
The 14-night cruise on Adonia departing tomorrow will now go to Iceland and Faeroes (plus Dublin and Scotland) instead of Norway and North Cape.
Ideology and power in the Viking and Middle Ages; Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland, Orkney and the Faeroes.
Chapter nine focuses on the Atlantic settlements of the Faeroes, Iceland, and Greenland, as well as the exploration of Vinland.
The technology exists to lay cables from Iceland to Scotland, via the stepping stone islands of the Faeroes, Shetland and Orkney, if the price is right.
Number 41 on our list this year is Pan Fish Scotland, part of the Norwegian Pan Fish Group, which also farms salmon in Canada and the Faeroes and has processing plants in Norway, Scotland and France.
DIE FERNEN INSELN is not a travelogue in the classic sense of the word; rather, it is a poetic and dreamlike conjuration of the European North Atlantic islands Iceland, the Faeroes, and, to a lesser extent, Greenland.
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