Faroe Islands: Geography#

LocationNorthern Europe, island group between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Iceland and Norway
Geographic Coordinates62 00 N, 7 00 W 62.0,-7.0
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline1,117 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Slaettaratindur 882 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainrugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcefish, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas
Land Usearable land: 2.15%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 97.85% (2011)
Climatemild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy
Irrigated Land0 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Marine Dumping - associate member to the London Convention and Ship Pollution
Large Cities
Geography-notearchipelago of 17 inhabited islands and one uninhabited island, and a few uninhabited islets; strategically located along important sea lanes in northeastern Atlantic; precipitous terrain limits habitation to small coastal lowlands