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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands

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FAEROE ISLANDS
FAEROE ISLANDS

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

298

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

FR

Internet country code

FO

GRC Country Code

FAE

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Number format

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 18th April 2021
   dd.mm.yyyy
   14:32

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Languages

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   Note: This section last updated 12th Juanuary 2021

The national language, spoken by 91% of the population is Faroese External. Danish External is spoken by 3% of the population.

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Addresses

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   Note: This section last updated 1st July 2020

Addresses are written in this format:

   Recipient name
   Thoroughfare[ ]number
   postal code[  ]SETTLEMENT NAME

For example:

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The postal code should be separated from the town name by two spaces. The postal code is often written preceded by the ISO3166-2 code, in this way:

   FO 100 TÓRSHAVN

or

   FO-100 TÓRSHAVN
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal codes

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The mail system for the Faeroe Islands is administered by Denmark. Unlike Danish postal codes, The Faeroe Island postal code (Postnummar) consists of a block of 3 digits, the first digit being a number between 1 and 9.

Post office boxes in the capital, Tórshavn, have a separate postal code (110), as do those in Argir (165). All other settlements have their own postal code.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code format graphic

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Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code format

999

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code specifics

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code regular expression

\A([1-9][0-9][0-9])\Z

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code level of coverage

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Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Postal code map

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Place names in Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands

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   Note: This section last updated 27th September 2015

Refer to Exonyms in Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands for full lists of place names in Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands in other languages.

Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands - Administrative districts

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   Note: This section last updated 8th November 2011

Faeroe Islands have 6 regions External, not used in addresses:

    Eysturoy External (Danish: Østerø)
    Norđpyar External (Danish: Norderøerne)
    Sandoy External (Danish: Sandø)
    Streymoy External (Danish: Strømø)
    Suđuroy External (Danish: Suderø)
    Vága External (Danish: Vågø)

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands

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   Note: This section last updated 8th November 2020

Faeroese telephone numbers have no area codes. All subscriber numbers have 6 digits. Mobile numbers commence 21-29, 50-59, 71-79 or 91.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 

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