Faeroe Islands
or Faroe Islands geographical name islands Denmark in the NE Atlantic NW of the Shetlands capital Tórshavn area 540 square miles (1404 square kilometers), population 47,653

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  • Faeroe Islands — [fer′ō] group of Danish islands in the N Atlantic, between Iceland & the Shetland Islands: 540 sq mi (1,399 sq km); pop. 44,000: also Faeroes …   English World dictionary

  • Faeroe Islands — noun 1. a self governing colony that is a possession of Denmark in the Faroe Islands • Syn: ↑Faroe Islands, ↑Faroes, ↑Faeroes • Instance Hypernyms: ↑possession 2. a group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faeroe Islands — /fɛəroʊ ˈaɪləndz/ (say fairroh uyluhndz) plural noun a group of islands in the northern Atlantic between the Shetland Islands and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 1399 km2. Capital: Thorshavn. Also, Faroe Islands,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Faeroe Islands — /fair oh/ a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 41,211; 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Cap.: Torshavn. Also, Faroe Islands. Also called Faeroes, Faroes. Danish …   Universalium

  • Faeroe Islands — Fae|roe Is|lands, the the Faroe Islands , the Faeroes , the Faroes a group of islands in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. They belong to Denmark, but have their own government …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Faeroe Islands — Faroe Islands, group of islands located in the northern Atlantic Ocean between Great Britain and Iceland …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Faeroe Islands — Faer′oe or Faroe Islands [[t]ˈfɛər oʊ[/t]] n. pl. geg a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having home rule. 46,312; 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km) Cap.: Thorshavn Also called Faer′oes,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Faeroe Islands —  / The Faroes  Danish islands in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland; in Danish, Færøerne …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Faeroe Islands — isl. group of Denmark, North Atlantic; 540 sq. mi.; pop. 48,400; cap. Tórshavn …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Faeroe Islands —   Refer instead to Denmark …   International financial encyclopaedia

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