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The Faroe Islands are an archipelago between Iceland and the Shetland Islands.  They are an autonomous part of the Danish Kingdom.  About 17 islands are inhabited and beside them, there is a myriad of smaller islands, cliffs and skerries.  The total area of the archipelago is about 1396 km².  The largest islands are Straumey, Austurey, Vogar, Sudurey, Sandey, Bordey and Sviney.  The capital, Thorshofn, is located on Island Straumey.

The number of inhabitants on the 1. of January 2006 was 48.213, thereof 18.018 in the capital. The archipelago covers an area of 113 km from south to north and 75 km from east to west.  The shoreline is about 1100 km long.  The distance to Iceland is about 450 km, to Norway 675 km, The Shetland Islands 300 km and Aberdeen 580 km.  The travelling time with a car ferry from Hanstholm in Denmark is about 37 hours.  The flying time from Copenhagen/Billund is about 2 hours, and from Faroe island to Iceland is about 2 hours

The capital, Thorshofn, is located on Island Straumey.

Airport is located on island Vogar

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