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Faroe Islands
Capital:
Torshavn
Population:
46,662 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was attained in 1948.
Government type:
NA
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $1 billion (2001 est.)
Internet users:
25,000 (2002)
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