Faroe Islands Population 2020 (Live)

48,863
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The current population of Faroe Islands is 48,863, based on projections of the latest United Nations data. The UN estimates the July 1, 2020 population at 48,863.

Faroe Islands Growth Rate

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Faroe Islands Population 2020 (Live)

Name Population
Torshavn13,200
Klaksvik4,664
Fuglafjordur1,542
Tvoroyri1,230
Midvagur1,040
Sandur608

Faroe Islands Population Density Map

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202048,8630.38%35.00212177
201948,6780.37%34.87212176
201848,4970.34%34.74212176
201748,3310.33%34.62212176
201648,1730.25%34.51212176
201548,0510.10%34.42212174
201047,8140.04%34.25212171
200547,7220.42%34.18211167
200046,7350.48%33.48210164
199545,625-0.71%32.68210163
199047,2740.84%33.86208157
198545,3300.90%32.47206151
198043,3370.97%31.04206148
197541,2991.15%29.58207143
197039,0091.15%27.94206141
196536,8471.26%26.39206136
196034,6151.28%24.80202135
195532,4810.61%23.27202131
195031,5030.00%22.57201128

Faroe Islands Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population Growth Rate Density (km²) Population Rank Density Rank
202048,8630.38%35.00212177
202549,8190.39%35.69212179
203050,9130.43%36.47212179
203551,9260.40%37.20212183
204052,6800.29%37.74212185
204553,1400.17%38.07213185
205053,4660.12%38.30211185
205553,7750.11%38.52210185
206054,1520.14%38.79210184
206554,5590.15%39.08209186
207054,9440.14%39.36210186
207555,2700.12%39.59210184
208055,5020.08%39.76211184
208555,6130.04%39.84211183
209055,585-0.01%39.82209182
209555,394-0.07%39.68208181

Faroe Islands Population by Year (Projections)

The Faroe Islands is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Because it is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands does have control over its domestic affairs. However, Denmark is responsible for military defense, currency, and foreign affairs.

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago that is located in the North Atlantic halfway between Iceland and Norway. The total land are is about 540 square miles, and the country has a total population of 51,095 people based on estimates taken in 2018. Based on the size and the population, the Faroe Islands is one of the least densely populated nations in the world with just 94.5 people per square mile.

The capital of the Faroe Islands is Torshavn. It is located on the island of Streymoy, which is the largest and most populous of all of the nation’s islands. Not only is Torshavn the capital, but it is also the largest city by population with over 13,000 inhabitants.

Most of the population are native Faroese. Over 43,000 are native-born, while nearly 3,600 were born in other countries in the Kingdom of Denmark. The remaining percentage of the population was born outside of this region. Other minority ethnic groups that call the Faroe Islands home are Danish, Asian, or African. There are over 75 different nationalities living in this country.

Faroese is the official language and is spoken nationwide. Danish is also an official language that is taught in schools and used by the government. The majority – over 95% -- of inhabitants practice Christianity. There are also smaller minority populations of Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and Muslims.

About Faroe Islands