Faroe Iss Environment - 2023


Environment - current issues

coastal erosion, landslides and rockfalls, flash flooding, wind storms; oil spills


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

Land use

agricultural land: 2.1% (2018 est.)

arable land: 2.1% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 0% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 0% (2018 est.)

forest: 0.1% (2018 est.)

other: 97.8% (2018 est.)


urban population: 43% of total population (2023)

rate of urbanization: 0.89% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

total population growth rate v. urban population growth rate, 2000-2030

Revenue from forest resources

0% of GDP (2017 est.)

Air pollutants

carbon dioxide emissions: 0.63 megatons (2016 est.)

Waste and recycling

municipal solid waste generated annually: 61,000 tons (2014 est.)

municipal solid waste recycled annually: 40,870 tons (2012 est.)

percent of municipal solid waste recycled: 67% (2012 est.)

Total renewable water resources

0 cubic meters (2017 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Iss on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Iss 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Iss 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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