Faeroe Islands

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Faeroe Islands

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Geography

Area: 1,399 sq km

Archipelago of 18 rugged islands between Iceland and Scotland, 16 of which are inhabited.

Population: 50,152    Annual Growth: 0.63%

Capital: Torshavn

Urbanites: 40.3%

Peoples

Official language: Faeroese, which is of the Scandinavian family; Danish

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians45,43390.590.5
Evangelicals14,43028.82.0

Challenges for Prayer

Wisdom in government is needed as large numbers of Islanders hope for a more independent future. Pray that God would give the leaders wisdom to oversee increasing autonomy from Denmark. Also pray that God would give them courage to make strong decisions in managing the shrinking fishing industry and the still-speculative oil industry – both having great environmental and social repercussions.

     For an additional 2 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Faeroe Islands.