Largest Cities in Faroe Islands

Facts about Faroe Islands

Official languages: Faroe Islands, Danish
Capital: Tórshavn
Area: 1,399 km²
Population: 48,228 residents
Population density: 34.47 residents per km²
Currency: DKK
Internet TLD: .fo
ISO codes: FO, FRO, 234
The Faroe Islands telephone code is +298

According to Abbreviation Finder, the Faroe Islands (often incorrectly called “Faroe Islands”) are a group of islands in the North Atlantic between the British Isles, Norway and Iceland that were discovered and populated in the Middle Ages. With the exception of Klein-Dimun, all of the 18 islands are permanently inhabited. Like Greenland, the Faroe Islands have been an equal nation within the Kingdom of Denmark, have been largely autonomous since 1948 and have one of the oldest parliaments in the world, the Løgting. The most important branch of business since the end of the 19th century has been fishing and the related economy.


Total population 51,628
Population growth rate 0.60%
Birth rate 14.30 births per 1,000 residents
Life expectancy
Overall 79.98 years
Men 77.49 years
Women 82.64 years
Age structure
0-14 years 19.79%
15-64 years 63.23%
65 years and above 16.98%
Median age 37.70 years
Gender ratio 1.09 M / F
Population density 37.06 residents per km²
Urbanization 38.80%
Tórshavn [capital] (F 2000) 16673
89.2% Faroe Islands, 7.1% Danes, 3.7% others (including Icelanders, Norwegians, Greenlanders, Thai, British)
Lutherans 83.8%
Human Development Index (HDI)
HDI ranking


Biggest Cities of Faroe Islands by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Torshavn, Faroe Islands 13,311 62.0097 -6.77164
2 Klaksvik, Faroe Islands 4,775 62.2266 -6.58901
3 Fuglafjordur, Faroe Islands 1,653 62.244 -6.81395
4 Tvoroyri, Faroe Islands 1,341 61.5556 -6.81109
5 Midvagur, Faroe Islands 1,151 62.0511 -7.19389
6 Sandur, Faroe Islands 719 61.8425 -6.80778

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