SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Faroe Islands

Officially name: The Faroe Islands

Capital: Tórshavn

Largest city: Tórshavn

Official language: Faroese, Danish

Government: Parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Faroese cuisine

Important parts of Faroese cuisine are lamb and fish, due to the proximity to the ocean. Traditional food from the Faroe Islands include skerpikjt (a type of dried mutton), seafood, whale meat, blubber, garnatlg, puffins, potatoes and few fresh vegetables.

SHORT INFORMATION

Language and population of the Faroe Islands

The population of the Faroe Islands as per December 2009 was 48,660. With a population density of 34,5 per square kilometer, the Faroe Islands have the second highest population density of the Nordic countries after Denmark. The Faroese are of Scandinavian origin, descendants of Vikings who came from Norway.