Title: The Faroe Islands

Population: 51,943

Population Change: 0.38

National Average Age:

Urban Percentage: 43

Christian Population: 33,000

Christian Percentage: 95.4

Introduction: The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It comprises 18 rocky volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean connected by road tunnels ferries causeways and bridges. Hikers and bird-watchers are drawn to the islands’ mountains valleys and grassy heathland and steep coastal cliffs that harbor thousands of seabirds.

Overview: The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was granted the Faroese in 1948 who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice defense and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.