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Faeroe Islands

Faeroe Islands Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area: Land area where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total land area). Land area below 5m is the percentage of total land where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population: Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters (% of total population). Population below 5m is the percentage of the total population living in areas where the elevation is 5 meters or less.
  • Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area: Terrestrial and marine protected areas (% of total territorial area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine protected areas are areas of intertidal or subtidal terrain--and overlying water and associated flora and fauna and historical and cultural features--that have been reserved by law or other effective means to protect part or all of the enclosed environment. Sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
  • Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area: Terrestrial protected areas (% of total land area). Terrestrial protected areas are totally or partially protected areas of at least 1,000 hectares that are designated by national authorities as scientific reserves with limited public access, national parks, natural monuments, nature reserves or wildlife sanctuaries, protected landscapes, and areas managed mainly for sustainable use. Marine areas, unclassified areas, littoral (intertidal) areas, and sites protected under local or provincial law are excluded.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Low-lying areas > Elevation under 5 metres > % of land area 14.55% 2000 35th out of 206
Population living in areas where elevation is below 5 meters > % of total population 11.04% 2000 61st out of 206
Terrestrial and marine protected areas > % of total territorial area 0.97% 2012 180th out of 202
Terrestrial protected areas > % of total land area 1.7% 2012 186th out of 200

Citation

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