The Faroe Islands, located in the North Atlantic about halfway between the Scottish Shetland Islands and Iceland, constitute a self-governing unit within Denmark. With a total land area of only 1,399 sq./km., the archipelago comprises 17 inhabited and 5 uninhabited islands. The Faroes are volcanic, rocky, and precipitous, with mountains rising to 882 m. There is little flat land or natural vegetation.
Winters are long and dark, and summer nights are short. Rainfall is heavy, averaging 1,525 mm annually, and storms are frequent. Temperatures are mild, however, modified by the warm North Atlantic Drift.
Total population is 43,857 (World Factbook, July 1996 est.). Thorshavn (1993 pop., 14,192), on the island of Streymoy, is the capital.
Stations from the IDMP Network measure both daylight and solar radiation.

Clock Time: GMT+0. Summer time shift (GMT+1), from last Sunday in March,
to Saturday before last Sunday in October.


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