Biodiversity Faeroe Islands (FRO)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 132 66 No Hureau, J.-C. and T. Monod (eds.), 1979
Freshwater 3 2 No
Total 134 66 No
Geography and Climate Faeroe Islands located in Northern Europe, are group of islands between the Norwegian Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean, about one-half of the way from Iceland to Norway. Area comparatively eight times the size of Washington, DC. Climate has mild winters, cool summers; usually overcast; foggy, windy. Terrain consists of rugged, rocky, some low peaks; cliffs along most of coast. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in Atlantic Ocean 0 m and highest point in Slaettaratindur 882 m. Major natural resources are fish and whales. Land use: arable land: 6%, permanent crops: 0%, permanent pastures: 0%, forests and woodland: 0%, other: 94% (1996). Geography—note: archipelago 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.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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