The oceanic climate of the
Faroe Islands is mild. Temperature changes are relatively small. Fog and
precipitation are typical weather conditions. The average precipitation
is about 1500 mm. The North Atlantic Current keeps the harbours ice free
during winter. The natural flora of the islands is mainly based on
mosses and bog vegetation.
Faroese is a North Germanic
language with around 47, 000 speakers in the Faroe Islands (F?oyar).
Faroese is closely related to Icelandic and the dialects of western
Norway, though as a result of the isolation, the Faroese language has a
distinctive character of its own.
The currency of Faroe Island. Faroe Island uses a currency pegged
one-to-one with Denmark. Although it uses different bills, it uses the
same coinage as the Danish Krone. ISO international currency code: DKK.
If the first
inhabitants of the Faroe Islands were Irish monks, then they must have lived as
a very small group of settlers. Later, when the Vikings colonised the islands,
there was a considerable increase in the population. However, it never exceeded
5, 000 until the 18th century. Around 1349, about half of the islands' people
died of the Black Death plague.
T'shavn is the
capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern
part on the east coast of Streymoy.