The World of Info

FAROE ISLANDS
Religion

Cities in FAROE ISLANDS

Tórshavn

Religion

According to the Færeyingar Saga, written in Iceland in the 13th century, the inhabitants of the Faroe Islands converted to Christianity around the year 1000. The first bishopric was that of Kirkjubøur on the island of Streymoy. At present, about 75% of the population is Lutheran and 20% belongs to the Plymouth Brethren. There are also small groups of Roman Catholics, Baptists, Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses and followers of the Baha'i.


Sources

Cornwallis, G. / Iceland, Greenland & the Faroe Islands
Lonely Planet

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2024
Copyright: Team The World of Info