or Far·oe Is·lands
- a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Capital: Torshavn.
Also called Faer·oes, Faroes.Danish Faer·ö·er·ne [fer-œ-er-nuh] /fɛrˈœ ɛr nə/.
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Denmark retained possession of the Faeroes at the peace of Kiel in 1815.
The Grass has jumped two hundred miles, from the Faeroes to the Shetlands and we are menaced on three sides.Greener Than You Think
The Faeroes then already bore their name of Sheep Islands, as these animals had been found to flourish here exceedingly.
- a group of 21 basalt islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands: a self-governing community within the kingdom of Denmark; fishing. Capital: Thorshavn. Pop: 49 709 (2013 est). Area: 1400 sq km (540 sq miles)Also called: Faeroe Islands, Faroe Islands
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