Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, measuring the total area of app. 1,400 km² and population of almost 50,000. The Faroe Islands has been a self-govering country under the sovereignty of Kingdom of Denmark since 1948, but the Faroe Islands, as explicitly asserted by both Rome treaties, are not part of the European Union.
Talking about the things that can be found on the Faroe Islands and nowhere else, endemic species should be absolutely mentioned: Faroe pony, Faroe cow, Faroe sheep, Faroe duck and Faroe goose. Whaling is also active on the Faroe Islands, especially in the summer. It is one of the most debated themes on the islands, though.

Many thanks to Svea for expanding my postcard collection with this unusual small country :) Thank you!

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