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About the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands geography
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There are 18 islands in the Faroe Islands. These are Borðoy, Fugloy, Eysturoy, Hestur, Kalsoy, Koltur, Kunoy, Lítla Dímun, Mykines, Nólsoy, Sandoy, Skúvoy, Stóra Dímun, Streymoy, Suðuroy, Svínoy, Vágar adn Viðoy.

Faroe Islands are located at 62 degrees north latitude and 7 degrees west longitude in the North Atlantic Ocean between the southern Hebrides, Shetland, South, East Norway and northwest Iceland.

The Faroe Islands location did that in the past were very dependent on what the land and the close inshore could bring to the production of daily necessities of life. With the transition to modern fishing boats, the sea's resources, which indicated the possibilities and limitations. The archipelago with its 18 islands and 11 islets from Enniberg on Viðoy in the north to the south of Sumbiarsteinur Suðuroy 118 km long.

The coastline stretches over 1,117 km. Particularly the west coast is marked by its tall, vertical cliffs directly overlooking the sea. The average mountain height is 300 m above sea level. Slættaratindur (882 m) is the highest mountain. Cape Enniberg on Viðoy (754 m) is one of Europe's highest headlands.

There is no place more than 5 km to the nearest coast. Most buildings are protected on the east coast of bays and inlets, with the exception of Fámjin and Sumba, which is protected by the western glow. Settlements is very picturesque with houses in every color imaginable. Outside the larger cities have the sheep to move on the roads. The areas are divided into zones, and sheep grids in the path ensures that the sheep are in their own areas.




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