Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FAROE ISLANDS ~Slættaratindur mountain~

...One of the most unknown and unspoiled areas of the world...a breathtaking nature view...
I love to receive new rare countries...it is great to look for them on google and learn new things about their history, people, culture...read about cities I never heard of!:-)
Thank you so much Manu, my second card from your journey and already a new place!!! GREAT!!!

With sweet Christmas Carols stamp (Issued 24-09-2012)
The highest hill in the country, Slættaratindur (882m) on the island of Eysturoy.

Island group (17 out of 22 inhabited) in the North Atlantic, between the Shetland Islands and Iceland, forming an outlying part of Denmark. The islands are high and rugged and have only sparse vegetation. The capital is Thorshavn on Strømø. The main industries are fishing, fish processing, shipbuilding, and crafted goods. Spoken languages: Faeroese and Danish.

They did not join the European Union with Denmark in 1972 because it would have opened their fishing waters to other EU members.

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