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ID: 7004167
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  Faeroe Islands (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 62 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 62.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 007 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -7.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located in northern Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands; first settled by Irish monks 8th century, site of Norse settlements from ca. 800; ruled by Norway from ca. 1000, possession of Denmark from 1380; most inhabitants live in coastal villages; languages are Faeroese (a Germanic language related to Icelandic) and Danish.

Names:
Føroyar (preferred,C,V,Faroese-P,U,N)
Færøerne (C,V,Danish-P,U,N)
Faerøyene (C,O,Norwegian (Nynorsk)-P,U,N)
Faeroe Islands (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Faroe Islands (C,O,English,U,N)
Faeroes (C,O,English,U,N)
Îles Féroé (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Féroé (C,O,French,U,N)
Färöer (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Islas Feroé (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Faeroe, Ilhas (C,O,Portuguese-P,U,N)
FRO (C,O,ISO3L)
FO (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO234 (C,O,ISO3N)
FO00 (C,O,FIPS)
Faereyiar (H,V)  ............ meaning "sheep islands," first used ca. 1225
Faroese (C,V)
Faroe Islander (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  ........  Faeroe Islands (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Denmark (nation)  ........  Denmark (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  ............  Faeroe Islands (dependent state)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Northern Europe (general region)  ........  Northern Europe (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Faeroe Islands (dependent state)  ............  Faeroe Islands (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  possession of Denmark since 1380; received self-government in 1948
primary political unit (C)
island group (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Tórshavn .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Europe, Faeroe Islands) [7004166]

Sources and Contributors:
Faereyiar..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 653
Faeroe, Ilhas..........  [VP]
..........................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) 343
..........................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Faeroe Islands..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
.............................  Nagel's
.............................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 388
Færøerne..........  [VP]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 199
Faeroes..........  [VP]
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-31
Faerøyene..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Faroe Islander..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Faroe Islands..........  [BHA, VP]
..........................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Färöer..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 211
Faroese..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Féroé..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
FO..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
FO00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Føroyar..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
FRO..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
Îles Féroé..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 184
Islas Feroé..........  [VP]
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
ISO234..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 199
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 184
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 211
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 653
..................  Grande Encyclopédie Larousse (1983)
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 14
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 766
..................  Nagel's
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) 343
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-31
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 388
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

 

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