Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Flags of the World Series: Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islandsare an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres north-northwest of Scotland. The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Their area is about 1,400 square kilometers with a population of 50,322 in October 2017. The Faroes' terrain is rugged, and the islands have a subpolar oceanic climate: windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Despite this island group's northerly latitude, temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream.

Four nice stamps with smeared cancelation:
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), issued on 23.02.1998.
End of winter(Christmas Stamp), issued on 31.10.1994.
Northern Raven (Corvus corax), issued on 12.06.1995.
Scene from the Bible (Christmas Stamp), issued on 17.09.2001.

Thank you Nina!

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't refrfain from commenting. Exceptiknally well