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The Faroe Islands, Denmark

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May 17th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Faroe Islands - May 12th, 2009

Faroe Islands - May 12th, 2009

The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately half way between Scotland and Iceland. They are part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

The island group consists of eighteen islands, all except one of which are inhabited, with an area of 1,399 square kilometres (540 sq. mi). There are 1,117 kilometres (694 mi) of coastline, but no major lakes or rivers.

The islands are rugged and rocky with some low peaks; the coasts are mostly bordered by cliffs. Here, the jagged coastline stands out against the dark navy blue of the surrounding ocean.

The highest point is Slættaratindur, 882 metres (2,894 ft) above sea level. There are also areas below sea level.

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