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Wikipedia: Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands
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The Faroe Islands (Danish: Færøerne, Faroese: Føroyar, meaning "Sheep Islands") are a group of islands in the north Atlantic Ocean between Scotland and Iceland. They are a territory of Denmark. Since 1948 they have had self-government in almost all matters except defence and foreign affairs.

The phrase "Faroe Islands" is tautological, since øerne or oyar means islands.

The capital is Tórshavn.

The islanders are about evenly split between those favoring complete independence and those who prefer continued presence in the Danish state.

The language is Faroese - more closely related to Icelandic than to Danish.

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