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Summary statistics
Region Northern Europe  
Currency Danish Krone (DKK)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 1393  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 50  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 35.5  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Tórshavn (20)  
Economic indicators
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 5.66 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 5.61 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 6.32 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 194 2011.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 144  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 31  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 127  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 121  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 109  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 103  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 102  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 22.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. Age group 16 years and over. September.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 11.1 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. Age group 16 years and over. September.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 7  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 124.3 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 122.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 87.1  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 85.3 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 75.2  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 67.9 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 761.7 2009.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 783.4 2009.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -21.7 2009.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United Kingdom (17.3), Denmark (11.0), France (10.8) 2009.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Denmark (30.4), Norway (18.1), Chile (6.6) 2009.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -<  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Urban population (%) 2013 41.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 22.0 Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. Data refer to the latest available census. De jure estimate. 2008.  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 20.5/18.1 Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. Data refer to the latest available census. De jure estimate. 2008.  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 108.2 Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. Data refer to the latest available census. De jure estimate. 2008.  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 82.3/76.8 Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. 2008.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 3.6/7.4  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 13  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 <  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 711/14.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 4942.0 UNSD estimate.  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1284 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 4.5/8.6 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
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