Crown dependency off the northeast coast of Scotland. Main industries are farming and fishing. Like Forvik, the oil industry experienced a surge in demand during and after the Third World War, but was unable to diversify its economy into finance due to its different taxation policy and is therefore somewhat depressed, although the adoption of Norn has helped its trade with Scandinavia. Capital: Kirkwall; population: 19500; area: 932 square kilometres. Official languages: Norn and English.