|geographic coordinates:||62 01 N, 6 46 W|
|time difference:||UTC 0|
|daylight saving time:||+1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October|
The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self government was attained in 1948.