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An independence referendum
was held in the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark proper and Greenland...
on 14 September 1946. The result was 48.7% (5,660 votes) in favor to 47.2% (5,499 votes) against. 481 votes or 4.1% were blank or invalid. The Faroe Islands declared independence on 18 September 1946; however, this declaration was annulled by Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...
on 20 September and King Christian X of Denmark
Christian X was King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only King of Iceland between 1918 and 1944....
dissolved the Faroese Løgting
Løgting is the unicameral parliament of the Faroe Islands, a self-ruling dependency of Denmark.The name literally means "Law Thing" - that is, a law assembly - and derives from Old Norse lǫgþing, which was a name given to ancient assemblies. A ting or Þing has existed on the Faroe Islands for over...
on 24 September. The dissolution of the Løgting was on 8 November followed by the Faroese parliamentary election of 1946
Parliamentary elections were held in the Faroe Islands on 8 November 1946. The result was a victory for the People's Party, which won 8 of the 18 seats in the Løgting.-Results:...
in which the parties in favour of full independence received a total of 5,396 votes while the parties against received a total of 7,488 votes. As a reaction to the growing self-government and independence movements, Denmark finally granted the Faroe Islands home-rule on 30 March 1948.