Faroe Islands

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Medicine and Health Care in the Faroe Islands

General practitioners are stationed in each of eleven medical districts. Specialized care is available at two small regional hospitals, at the main hospital in Torshavn, at two small regional hospitals, and in Denmark. Old and disabled people are cared for in nursing homes or with the help of visiting home-care providers.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Culture of the Faroe Islands

Culture of the Faroe Islands has its roots in the Nordic culture. The Faroe Islands were long isolated from the main cultural phases and movements that swept across parts of Europe.

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Religions of Faroe Islands

The majority of the Faroese population, approximately 85 percent, belongs to the Faroese Evangelical Lutheran Church.