Pronunciation: (fâr'ō), [key]
a group of 21 islands in the N Atlantic between Great Britain and Iceland, belonging to Denmark but having extensive home rule. 41,211; 540 sq. mi. (1400 sq. km). Cap.: Torshavn. Also,Faroe Islands.Also called Faer'oes, Faroes. Danish, Faer•ö•er•ne Pronunciation: (fer-œ'er-nu). [key]
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