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    Faroe Islands (part of the Kingdom of Denmark) Geography 2000

      Location: Northern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway

      Geographic coordinates: 62 00 N, 7 00 W

      Map references: Europe

      total: 1,399 sq km
      land: 1,399 sq km
      water: 0 sq km (some lakes and streams)

      Area - comparative: eight times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 1,117 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy

      Terrain: rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Slaettaratindur 882 m

      Natural resources: fish, whales, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 6%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 94% (1996)

      Irrigated land: 0 sq km

      Natural hazards: NA

      Environment - current issues: NA

      Geography - note: archipelago of 17 inhabited islands and one uninhabited island, and a few uninhabited islets; strategically located along important sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic; precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands

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