Comparing United States to Faroe Islands

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MAKE 42.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Faroe Islands  FAROE ISLANDS ($30,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Faroe Islands, that number is $30,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands GDP

CONSUME 59.1% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Faroe Islands  FAROE ISLANDS (4,985 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Faroe Islands, it is 4,985 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands electricity consumption

BE 7.5% LESS LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Faroe Islands  FAROE ISLANDS (5.71 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Faroe Islands, on the other hand, there are a total of 5.71 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands infant mortality

BE 6.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Faroe Islands  FAROE ISLANDS (6.8% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Faroe Islands 6.8% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands unemployment rate

SEE A 94.4% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Faroe Islands  FAROE ISLANDS (1,117km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Faroe Islands has a total of 1,117 km.
Category: United States vs. Faroe Islands coastline

At a Glance: Faroe Islands

  • Land Area: ~1 thousand sq km (United States is ~7,054 times bigger than Faroe Islands)
  • Population: ~50 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Faroe Islands compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Faroe Islands (1,393 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 1,393 sq km. The population of the Faroe Islands is largely descended from Viking settlers who arrived in the 9th century. The islands have been connected politically to Denmark since the 14th century. A high degree of self-government was granted the Faroese in 1948, who have autonomy over most internal affairs while Denmark is responsible for justice, defense, and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands are not part of the European Union.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).