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Faeroe Islands Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 47   Population 2000 (UN '000) 46
Area (km2) 1,408   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 10
Number of Administrative Units 15   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 3
Number of Urban Extents 3   Number of Settlement Points 11

Faeroe Islands Details

Continent Europe
Country Name Faeroe Islands
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 1.0
Leve1 Type Islands
Number of Units 15
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 3
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 48
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 44
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 47
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 47
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 44
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 46
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 1,408
Average Input Resolution (km) 10
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 11
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 12,027
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,000
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 2,768
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 3
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 142
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 32
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 102
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 306
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 10,971
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,513
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 7,423
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 22,270
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 22%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 49%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 38%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 5
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
2001 population data for regions, municipalities, towns and villages: .
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Digital Chart of the World (DCW) and World Vector Shoreline, .
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
2001 population data were extrapolated to target years of 1990, 1995 and 2000 using growth rates derived from United Nations national level estimates and projections.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
To assign municipal and regional populations, a hybrid of Region (administrative level 1) and Municipality (administrativelevel 2) internal boundaries were created: (1) Region STREYMOY ANNARS was combined with region TORSHAVNAR ?KI? as they are on the same island; (2) Region NOR?ARA EYSTUROY and region SY?RA EYSTUROY were combined as they are on the same island; (3) Vi?arei?is in region NOR?OYGGJAR ANNARS was assigned to region KLAKSVIKAR?KI? as it is on the same island. (4) Added one island, i.e., the island of Kirkjub?ur, from World Vector Shoreline at: All populations are obtained by generating sums of towns/villages to either muncipalities or islands.