Faroe Islands Population 2020

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 have a 2020 population of 48,863 according to the latest estimates from the UN's World Population Prospects.

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.

Faroe Islands Population in 2018Source: By Vincent van Zeijst (talk�� contribs) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Official NameFaroe Islands
Languages SpokenDanish, Faroese
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude62.00, -7.00
Currencies UsedDenmark Krone
DemonymFaroese
BordersNone
Name Population Location
Torshavn13,200Map
Klaksvik4,664Map
Fuglafjordur1,542Map
Tvoroyri1,230Map
Midvagur1,040Map
Sandur608Map
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202048,86352.25%47.75%35.082120.38%
201948,67852.29%47.71%34.942120.37%
201848,49752.32%47.68%34.812120.34%
201748,33152.36%47.63%34.702120.33%
201648,17352.39%47.61%34.582120.25%
201548,05152.42%47.58%34.492120.10%
201047,81452.46%47.52%34.322120.04%
200547,72252.37%47.65%34.262110.42%
200046,73552.11%47.90%33.552100.48%
199545,62552.00%48.00%32.75210-0.71%
199047,27452.31%47.69%33.942080.84%
198545,33052.60%47.39%32.542060.90%
198043,33752.34%47.67%31.112060.97%
197541,29952.38%47.60%29.652071.15%
197039,00952.28%47.72%28.002061.15%
196536,84751.91%48.07%26.452061.26%
196034,61551.86%48.17%24.852021.28%
195532,48151.85%48.14%23.322020.61%
195031,50351.54%48.46%22.622010.00%
Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202048,86352.25%47.75%35.082120.00%
202549,81952.08%47.92%35.762120.39%
203050,91351.92%48.08%36.552120.44%
203551,92651.79%48.23%37.282120.39%
204052,68051.69%48.30%37.822120.29%
204553,14051.62%48.38%38.152130.17%
205053,46651.56%48.43%38.382110.12%
205553,77551.52%48.50%38.602100.12%
206054,15251.45%48.53%38.872100.14%
206554,55951.38%48.61%39.172090.15%
207054,94451.31%48.70%39.442100.14%
207555,27051.19%48.83%39.682100.12%
208055,50251.06%48.95%39.842110.08%
208555,61350.90%49.10%39.922110.04%
209055,58550.75%49.25%39.90209-0.01%
209555,39450.68%49.35%39.77208-0.07%
  1. Statistics Faroe Islands
  2. Statistics Faroe Islands
  3. World Population Prospects (2019 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.

    Total population: Estimated to be consistent with official population estimates through 2015, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration.

  4. GeoNames Gazetteer