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Faroe Islands ᚠᛟᛖᚱᛟᛃᚨᚱ
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Motto
Wealth, Co-operation, Peace
Anthem
Tú alfagra land mítt
Capital city Tórshavn
Largest city Tórshavn
Official language(s) Faroese, recognized minority languages: Danish, Icelandic, Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Official religion(s) State secularism
Demonym Faroese
Government Parliamentary monarchy, direct democracy
- Judge of the Highest Court H. J. Bjartalíð
Established 27.1.2016 de facto 1946 de jure
Population 49,709 most are citizens of the "Autonomous territory of Faroe Islands"
Currency Faroese króna
Time zone 0


The Faroe Islands (Faroese: ᚠᛟᛖᚱᛟᛃᚨᚱ or Føroyar [ˈfœɹjaɹ] ), is an unrecognized state, often referred as a micronation, claiming the Faroe Islands, (a small archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, that is considered by UN members as an autonomous area of Denmark), and the islet of Rockall. Faroe Islands, including it's overseas territories is a member of Commonwealth of the Thule and Socialist Countries Union. Faroe Islands has a claimed area of 1.399 km2 (540,2 sq mi), and has 49.709 residents, but only a small portion of them has Faroese citizenship. The capital is Tórshavn.
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Reason for independence declaration

The archipelago is under illegal occupation of the Kingom of Denmark, because of the independence refendrum in 1946. It showed that 50.73 percent of the population wanted to become independent, and the archipelago declared independence after that. However, Denmark did not recognize the independence declaration, and the islands received de facto home-rule in in 1948. This caused a rapid growth of separatism in the islands, but there none made direct actions to receive independence, only movements were made. On 27.1.2016 one of the movements declared the Faroe Islands independent.

Politics

Faroe Islands is an constitutional monarchy with the monarch having some power. Judge of the Highest court is elected every 6 years. Faroe Islands is often considered a micronation, because no member state of the United Nations has recognized it yet.

Foreign Affairs

Faroe Islands recognizes most of the UN nations, but there are some exceptions:

  • Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
  • Libya

And there are also non-members of the UN, that Faroe Islands recognizes:

Nations that recognise Faroe Islands, include:

Administrative divisions

Føroyakort

Map of the archipelago of the Faroe Islands with borders of the regions.

The country is divided into 9 regions. 2 of them, Tórshavn and Klaksvík, are city-provinces. There are also municipalities, acting as second-level divisions.

The regions include:

Vesturføroyar (West Faroes) Region

Streymoy Region

Tórshavn Region

Eysturoy Region

Klaksvík Region

Norðuroyggjar Region

Miðføroyar (Central Faroes) Region

Suðuroy Region

Rókal (Rockall) Autonomous Region

Demography

When talking about demography, you need to figure the difference between the Faroese citizens, who have citizenship of the kingdom of the Faroe Islands and Faroese residents, who have mostly citizenship of the Danish realm.

Citizens

Only few of the population of the claimed Faroese territory have Faroese citizenship. Most of the Faroese citizens who are not expatriates, live in the special city-level region and municipality of Klaksvík, KV, where the micronation originated from.

Ethnicity of the Faroese citizens

In the Faroese government's official census the answerer has to tell about their ethnic backround and percentages, if possible and the highest percentage ethnicity is the ethnic group represented in the census. Mixed ethicity identities such as Blasian are also recognised. If the person has same amount of each ethnic group, they can choose what their represented ethnic group is. Adopted people and first-generation descendants of people migrated to Faroese territory are considered "assimilated", for example "Faroese-assimilated Chinese". Here are the ratified percentages of the ethnic groups of Faroese citizens:

Faroese: 85.71%

Luo: 14,29%

Applying citizenship

According to the Faroese constitution, a person can easily apply for Faroese citizenship, if:

The person is atleast 50% family with people who have born and lived in Faroese territory or official Faroese settlements somewhere else as a child.

and/or

The person has atleast 50% Faroese, Faroese Icelander, Faroese Irish, Faroese Scottish or Faroese Danish roots

and/or

The person was born in the Faroese claimed territory, official Faroese settlements somewhere else or in the territory of "Greater Faroes", defined by the Faroese government

and/or

The person has lived atleast five years on Faroese territory with 0-1 stops and lives also currently

and/or

(One of) the person's mother tongue(s) is Faroese.

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