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Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Airports > Per capita: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Airports > With paved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m: This entry is derived from Transport > Airports > With paved runways, which gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.
  • Airports > With paved runways > Total: Total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces)
  • Highways > Paved: total length of the paved parts of the highway system
  • Highways > Total: total length of the highway system
  • Merchant marine > Ships by type: Merchant marine may be defined as all ships engaged in the carriage of goods; or all commercial vessels (as opposed to all non-military ships), which excludes tugs, fishing vessels, offshore oil rigs, etc.; or a grouping of merchant ships by nationality o
  • Merchant marine > Total: 1000 GRT or over
  • Ports and harbors: The major ports and harbors selected on the basis of overall importance to each country. This is determined by evaluating a number of factors (e.g., dollar value of goods handled, gross tonnage, facilities, and military significance).
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Railways: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Roadways > Total: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Roadways > Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Airports 1 2013 214th out of 235
Airports > Per capita 21.05 per 1 million people 2007 74th out of 221
Airports > With paved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m 1 2013 141st out of 183
Airports > With paved runways > Total 1 2013 203th out of 233
Highways > Paved 454 km 1999 96th out of 111
Highways > Total 463 km 1999 110th out of 116
Merchant marine > Ships by type cargo 2, petroleum tanker 2, refrigerated cargo 1, roll on/roll off 1, short-sea passenger 1 2003
Merchant marine > Total 37 2013 78th out of 145
Ports and harbors Torshavn, Klaksvik, Tvoroyri, Runavik, Fuglafjordhur 2005
Ports and terminals major seaport(s): Fuglafjordur, Torshavn, Vagur 2013
Railways 0.0 2003 22nd out of 86
Road network length > Km 2014 194th out of 219
Roadways > Total 463 km 2006 5th out of 5
Roadways > Unpaved 9 km 1999 73th out of 75

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003

Citation

"Faroe Islands Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Faroe-Islands/Transport

Faroe Islands Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 6 Roadways 3
Highways 3 Transport services 3
Merchant marine 12