• Hallo is a common greeting in the Faroe Islands, Europe. We present to you some interesting information about the Faroe Islands.

    In case you are from the Faroe Islands and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Faroese is the official language of the people of the Faroe Islands, Europe. The language is spoken only by approximately 75,000 - 80,000 people throughout the world. Besides the Inhabitants of the Faroe Islands, an estimated 25,000 people living in Denmark and 5,000 in Iceland speak the Faroese language.

    Here are some interesting facts about the people of the Faroe islands:

    1. Did you know that there are more sheep than people on Faroe island?

    2. There are approximately 110 different species of birds in the Faroe Islands. Many think the national bird is the puffin. It’s, in fact, the oystercatcher.

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    1. Faroese people have an average lifespan of 82.6 years old, which ranks 12th out of 186 countries worldwide (2019 estimate).

    2. The Faroe Islands is one of the world’s leading nations in producing sustainable electricity with over 50% of the nation’s electricity deriving from renewable energy sources. The aim is that the nation’s electricity will be sourced solely from renewable energy by 2030.

    3. Did you know that there are a total of five traffic lights in the Faroe Islands?

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    1. There are only two international fast-food outlets in the Faroe Islands: Burger King and Sunset Boulevard.

    2. The average temperature during winter is 3°, one of the highest averages among the Nordic countries.

    3. Did you know that Niels R. Finsen, a Faroese physician, won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1903?

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    These are a few interesting and fun topics about the culture and people of the Faroe Islands. If you know more such facts, please share them with us. We would love to know more about it!


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