The Faroe Islands inncluded in the Kingdom of Denmark, consists of 18 islands, 17 of which are inhabited. The total area of all islands is ca 1400 km². The population is about 48,5 thousand. The main language is Faroese. Slættaratindur ist the highest point of the Faroe Islands – 880 m.
The capital and main port of the islands is the city of Torshavn (population of approximately 21 thousand inhabitants).