The Faroe Islands lie about halfway between Scotland and Iceland in the Atlantic Ocean. Consisting of 18 main islands and hundreds more islets and skerries, the rugged, rocky Faroes are best known for their bird cliffs and unspoiled landscape.
But there’s so much more to know about this archipelago besides its landscape and wildlife. Here are seven fascinating facts about the Faroe Islands.
The islands are an autonomous territory of Denmark
Or more specifically, the islands form a self-governing overseas administrative division of the Kingdom of Denmark, in much the same way as Greenland.
There are more sheep than people
There are approximately 70,000 sheep living on the islands. The
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