The Human Truth Foundation

Faroe Islands

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#faroe_islands

Faroe Islands
StatusProto Dependency
SovereigntyDenmark
CapitalTorshavn
Land Area 1 396km21
LocationEurope, Scandinavia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesFO, FRO, 2342
Internet Domain.fo3
CurrencyKrone (DKK)4
Telephone+2985

1. Overview

The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was granted the Faroese in 1948, who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice, defense, and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

As a territory of Denmark I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Faroe Islands's Modernity and Learning

#the_internet

Technology and Information:

Internet Users (2016)7
Pos.Higher is better7
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
4Bermuda97%
5Andorra97%
6Denmark96%
7Liechtenstein96%
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)8
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio8
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
43Israel1.8
44Italy1.7
45Argentina1.4
46Faroe Islands1.4
47Russia1.3
48Bulgaria1.3
49S. Korea1.2
50Dominican Rep.1.1
World Avg3.82
q=176.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian98%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Evangelical Lutheran 83.8%, other and unspecified 16.2% (2006 census)10.

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There isn't much information in the database for Faroe Islands, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.