Present Population

The population is 45,296 (July 2000), giving an average population density of about 32 per sq km, although the population is generally confined to coastal areas. The capital of Torshavn has a population of about 16,000. Klaksvik, the second largest town in the Faroes, has a population of about 5000. Life expectancy is 74 and 81 years for males and females, respectively. Religion plays an important role in Faroese culture, and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the Evangelical-Lutheran. Ten percent of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren) denomination.

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