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Name: Vágar and Mykines

Location: The two westernmost islands of the Faroe Islands

Total land area: Vágar: 177,16 km², Mykines: 10km

Heights: Highest peak: Vágar: Árnafjall, 722m (2368ft), Mykines: Knúkur, 560m (1837ft)

Climate: Average 3º-11ºC, winter-summer

Population: Vágar: 3070 Mykines: 13 (as of 2014)

Language: Faroese. Danish has equal status in all official affairs

Religion: Evangelical Lutheran

Councils: There are two councils  on Vágar and Mykines: Vága Kommuna and Sørvágs Kommuna.

Main industries: Fishing, salmon farming and tourism

Currency: Faroese króna (DKK)

Exchange rate: £1 = 8.57kr, US$1 = 6.82kr, €1 = 7.44kr (November 2016)

International telephone code: +298

Time: GMT (winter); GMT+1 (summer)

Electrical voltage: 220V; European two-pin plugs

Weights and measures: Metric

Public holidays: 1 January, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 25 April, Common Prayers’ Day (May), Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, 5 June, 28-29 July (Ólavsøka), 24-26 December, 31 December

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