Name: Sandoy, Skúvoy and Stóra Dímun


Location: South of centre of the Faroe Islands


Total land area: Sandoy: 125 km², Skúvoy: 10 km², Stóra Dímun 2,5 km²


Heights: Highest peak: Sandoy: Tindur 479m, Skúvoy: Knúkur, 392m, Stóra Dímun: Høgoyggj (396 m)


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


Population: Sandoy: 1237, Skúvoy: 52,  Stóra Dímun: 7


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


Religion: Evangelical Lutheran


Councils: There are 5 councils in the area: Skopun, Sandur, Skálavík, Húsavík and Skúvoy.

Main industries: Fisheries, 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