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    Faroe Islands Geography - 1990

      Total area: 1,400 km2
      land area: 1,400 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than eight times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 764 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 4 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Climate: mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy

      Terrain: rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast

      Natural resources: fish

      Land use: 2% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 0% forest and woodland; 98% other

      Environment: precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands; archipelago of 18 inhabited islands and a few uninhabited islets

      Note: strategically located along important sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic about midway between Iceland and Shetland Islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Islands Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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