Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands, a self-governing region of Denmark, are situated between 61°20' N and 62°24' N and 6°15' W and 7°41' W about halfway between Norway and Iceland at the southern edge of the Norwegian Sea. The islands have a total land area of 1397 km2 distributed on 18 individual islands, the largest of which comprises an area of 374 km2. The distance from the southernmost to the northernmost point is about 113 km, and the corresponding east-west distance is about 75 km. The nearest landmass is the Shetland Isles, Scotland (about 350 km), then Norway (675 km), and Iceland (about 450 km). The islands' native population, the Faroese, are of Scandinavian descent from Viking settlers.

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