Faroe Islands Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Faroe Islands?

Geography - note:

archipelago of 17 inhabited islands and one uninhabited island, and a few uninhabited islets; strategically located along important sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic; precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands

Climate:

mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy

Faroe Islands Use of Natural Resources

Faroe Islands Environment

Climate:

mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy

Terrain:

rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast

Natural Resources:

fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas

Natural Hazards:

NA

Environmental Issues:

NA

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Marine Dumping - associate member to the London Convention and Ship Pollution

Faroe Islands Geography

Geographic Location Europe
Total Area 538 Square Miles
1,393 Square Kilometers
Land Area 538 Square Miles
1,393 Square Kilometers
Coastline 694 Miles
1,117 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 62 00 N, 7 00 W
Terrain rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
Highest Point 882 Meters
Highest Point Location Slaettaratindur 882 m
Lowest Point Location Atlantic Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources fish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
Time Zone UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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