Key: 5220  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 50
Issued: 371 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,399 sq.km; Population - 45,600; Capital - Thorshavn
A group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, between Iceland and Norway.
Fishing and exporting of fish products are the main occupations. An integral
part of DENMARK, with inner self government since 1948. During World War II the
territory was occupied by Great Britain, however Danish stamps were in use by
special permission of the British. First stamps issued in 1919. UPU membership
under Denmark. About 20 annually issued.
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Index
   FAROE ISLANDS
      Danish Possession
         Regional Issue 1919
      British Administration 1940-1945
      Regional Stamps 1975-
 
Currency
100 Ore = 1 Krone
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