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Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)

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Vestaravág, Tórshavn’s western bay, has gradually become ‘the’ place to experience various events in the town. At the head of the bay, there are three red gabled buildings that are a part of the old commercial house in Vágsbotn. It was here in 1768, that the Danish businessman, Niels Ryberg, established his business in trading luxury goods from places such as the West Indies. He became one of Denmark’s richest men by smuggling the goods on to the United Kingdom.

The old dairy and margarine factory are in the same road and these now function as a youth centre with facilities for various youth groups and as theatre premises for the new Faroese national theatre.

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A: Vagsbotni Torshavn

de Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, la distanta de 30 metri

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. The population of the municipality of Tórshavn is aroun...

Vagsbotni Torshavn

B: Bryggjubakki Torshavn

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The Fish Market on Bryggjubakki in Torshavn, Faroe Islands ... The harbour is colourful and extremely...

Bryggjubakki Torshavn

C: Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn

de Flemming V. Larsen, la distanta de 90 metri

Sculpture by Hans Pauli Olsen. The oystercatcher is chasing off a raven representing the colonial Dan...

Sculpture at The Harbor Square in Torshavn

D: The Cathedral

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Tórshavner Cathedral (in Faroese: Havnar Kirkja, or Dómkirkjan) is the second oldest received church ...

The Cathedral

E: Church Of Torshavn

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The main church in Torshavn. Build in 1788.

Church Of Torshavn

F: Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

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Torshavn, the town is a charming blend of old and new. In the area around the harbour lies Tinganes. ...

Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

G: Old houses in Torshavn

de Flemming V. Larsen, la distanta de 140 metri

Torshavn is a modern town, but in the center can still find some of the old and small wooden houses.

Old houses in Torshavn

H: The Tourist information

de Flemming V. Larsen, la distanta de 150 metri

The Tourist information center in the middle of the capitol city Torshavn - one of the few places on ...

The Tourist information

I: Inside The Tourist Information Centre

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Kunningarstova - What is that? A Kunningarstova is a tourist- and information office, just as you fin...

Inside The Tourist Information Centre

J: Vaglid

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Vaglid

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Location and size

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).

Climate

The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers. The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.

Population

The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.

Form of Government

Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag. It is not, however, a member of the European Union and all trade is governed by special treaties.

Languages

Spoken Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.

Religion

Religion plays an important part in Faroese culture and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the EvangelicalLutheran. 10% of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren).

Industry

The fishing industry is the most important source of income for the Faroes. Fish products account for over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woollen and other manufactured products.

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