License plate (Faroe Islands)

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Faroe Islands license plate
License plate before 1996.

Today's license plates for the Faroe Islands ( Faroese nummarspjaldur , plural nummarspjøldur ), which were introduced in 1996, have a white background framed in blue. The font is dark blue.

The identifier usually begins with any two letters, followed by three digits (e.g. AB 123). Upon special request, there can also be labels with individual combinations of letters and numbers.

On the left edge is a blue ribbon with are distinguishing signs FO and the national flag Merkið .

Politically, the Faroe Islands belong to Denmark . However, the islands in the North Atlantic have an autonomous status and therefore have their own license plates. In contrast to Denmark, the Faroe Islands do not belong to the European Union .

The first Faroese license plates were issued from 1930. They were black with a maximum of three digits in white letters, from 1949 to 1950 with the initials and from 1950 with the initials . In 1976, the white license plates with black lettering and the initial letter F followed, followed by a five-digit number sequence in which the numbers for cars comprised the number range from 60,000 to 89,999. When all these combinations were exhausted in 1992, the number range from 50,000 to 59,999 was released. The truck numbers were lower (see photo) and trailers had four-digit numbers.

The old nationality symbol ( tjóðarmerki ) was FR . It was changed to FO in 1996 to avoid confusion with France, especially since France received the top-level domain .fr .

In October 2007 the first blue diplomatic license plate was CD 100 issued in the Faroe Islands . This became necessary after Iceland established a consulate general in the Faroe Islands in early 2007 and Eiður Guðmundsson became the first Icelandic consul general in the Faroe Islands. The consuls also enjoy international diplomatic status in the Faroe Islands .

See also

Web links

Commons : Faroe Islands License Plate  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. : Eiður Guðmundsson fær fyrsta diplomatbilin í Føroyum  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Dead Link /   ("Eiður Guðmundsson gets the first diplomatic car in the Faroe Islands"), October 24, 2007