Faroe Islands

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Faroe Islands
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.