Faroe Islands Environment - 2021


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Environment - current issues

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

Air pollutants

carbon dioxide emissions: 0.63 megatons (2016 est.)

Total renewable water resources

0 cubic meters (2017 est.)


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.)

Revenue from forest resources

forest revenues: 0% of GDP (2017 est.)


urban population: 42.6% of total population (2021)

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

NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Islands 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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