Faroe Islands

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independent small

; Some trawlers belong to the village, they deliver fish for the fish factory. Some people work in other villages i.e. at the Suduroy Hospital in Tvøroyri SSH.fo or at the Faroe Islands Ferry and Buss Transportation Company including the ferry Smyril, which sails between Suðuroy and Tórshavn, SSL.fo but there are also a few independent small companies in Hvalba, i.e. IT supporters, carpenters, transport company, dietitian, internet shop etc. Hvalba.fo, Fyritøkur Hvalba is located on the east side of the island but the inlet is so deep that the distance to the west coast is quite short, so the island almost splits into two islands. There are two isthmuses in Hvalba: Hvalbiareiði (also called Fiskieiði) and Norðbergseiði (also called Á Drátti). There is a memorial in Hvalba, it is located on the northern side of the fjord, just before one comes to the first harbour, not far from the bottom of the bay. The memorial is made of stone, the stone work was made by Lars and Helmut Larsen from Tórshavn, it was raised in 1963 in memory of people from Hvalba who lost their life at sea or by other accidents, i.e. by accidents in the coal mines or by falling down from the island Lítla Dímun or from one of the mountains which surround the village. Trongisvágur is the village in the bottom of Trongisvágsfjørður (fjord) on the east coast of Suduroy. Trongisvágur and the neighbouringing villages Tvøroyri and Øravík have grown into one entity (the northern part of Øravík, which is called Øravíkarlíð, where the ferry port Krambatangi is). A river called Stórá that runs through the valley passes through a plantation that is worth visiting on a good day and then flows into the inlet at a nearby beach. There is a debate whether the name Trong is Norse or Gaelic in origin. Another version of the name is Trungisvágur. Trungisvágsbotnur is on the west coast, west of Trongisvágur. There is a binocular there in summertime, so people can have a closer look at birds and the vertical cliffs there. The place is called Á Røðini, but some people call it Kikarin, because of the binocular. Shortly after the Park of Trongisvágur is the tunnel to Hvalba, Hvalbiartunnilin, which was the first road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. It was built in 1963. The tunnel is 1450 meters long. Landsverk.fo The highest mountain in Suðuroy, Gluggarnir is in the south of Trongisvágur, it is 610 meters high. US.fo left thumb 200px Hvalvík in the winter Photo: Erik Christensen (Image:Sundini with Hvalvík Streymoy in the winter, faroe islands.jpg) '''Hvalvík''' is a village in the Faroe Islands, located in a valley on the east coast of the island of Streymoy. '''Hvannasund''' (Danish (Danish language): '''''Kvannesund''''', older '''''Quannesund''''') is a village and municipality in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous region in Denmark. right thumb Hvitanes location on the Faroe Islands. (Image:Hvitanes on Faroe map.png) '''Hvítanes''' ( Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


novels written

Ormurin-Langi dp B0042GGCG4 title Ormurin Langi: Týr: MP3 Downloads publisher Amazon.com date 2010-08-31 accessdate 2014-03-14 The first Faroese novel (List of novels written in Faroese), ''Bábelstornið'' by Regin í Líð, was published in 1909, the second novel was published 18 years later. In the period 1930 to 1940 a writer from the village Skálavík on Sandoy island, Heðin Brú, published three novels: ''Lognbrá'' (1930), ''Fastatøkur'' (1935) and ''Feðgar á ferð


low summer

) as the Needle Palm, they do grow at high altitudes where temperatures are cool. It is also tolerant of low summer temperatures ( ) in oceanic climates. This enables it to be cultivated further north than any other palm, with mature trees successful as far north as 58°N in northern Scotland. Mature specimens can also be found in most parts of England, the Vancouver and Vancouver Island regions of Canada, around Tokyo in Japan, and Tasmania


great skills

(probably Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador)) were also settled. Utilizing their great skills in shipbuilding and navigation they raided and conquered parts of France and the British Isles. But they also excelled in trading along the coasts and rivers of Europe, running trade routes from Greenland in the north to Constantinople in the south via Russian rivers. The Danish Vikings were most active in Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy where


history place

: Interpretations of History place publisher University of Kentucky Press year 1987 page 209 url http: books.google.nl books?id 7kmEYtkttx4C&printsec frontcover&dq isbn:9780813115788&hl en&redir_esc y#v onepage&q&f false isbn 978-0-8131-1578-8 quote Jónas Bronck (or Brunck) was the son of Morten Jespersen Bronck.....Jónas seems to have gone to school in Roskilde in 1619, but found his way to Holland where he joined an expedition to Amsterdam. <


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geographical work ''De menura orbis terrae'' he claimed he had reliable information of ''heremitae ex nostra Scotia'' ("hermits from our land of Ireland") who had lived on the northerly islands of Britain for almost a hundred years until the arrival of Norse pirates. Norsemen settled


made heavy

32&nbsp;cm (12.5&nbsp;in) long, with a 53&nbsp;cm (21&nbsp;in) wingspan


people releasing

the role of Russia in negotiating the peace, and envisaging greater stability in the Nordic region. On 18 January, the Danish king issued a letter to the Norwegian people, releasing them from their fealty to him. Finnmark (including northern Troms), the Faroe Islands, the Orkney Islands, Shetland, the Hebrides, Isle of Man, Iceland and Greenland were Norwegian ''skattland'' ("tax countries"), and did not belong to any known counties or assembly areas


heavy fishing

;ref name "gibson and campana" There is evidence that incidental artificial selection caused by heavy fishing has led to a compensatory growth response, i.e. faster growth and earlier maturation. In a pre-emptive move to prevent a German invasion, on 12 April 1940 British forces occupied (British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II) the Faroe Islands, then a Danish amt (Amt (subnational entity)) (county


fashion industry

, particularly within the fashion industry as jumpers are now sold in places such as Harrods. Lace knitting is a traditional handicraft. The most distinctive trait of Faroese lace shawls is the center back gusset shaping. Each shawl consists of two triangular side panels, a trapezoid-shaped back gusset, an edge treatment, and usually shoulder shaping. These are worn by all generations of women particularly in relation to the Traditional faroese costume as an over garment. Faroese national

Faroe Islands

The '''Faroe Islands''' ( north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400&nbsp;km 2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.

The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence (Danish Defence), police (Police of Denmark), justice (Justice Minister of Denmark), currency and foreign affairs (Minister of Foreign Affairs (Denmark)). https: www.retsinformation.dk Forms R0710.aspx?id 20991 Retsinformation.dk, Lov om de færøske myndigheders overtagelse af sager og sagsområder (Also called: Overtagelsesloven ''written in Danish'') The Faroe Islands also have representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.

The islands were associated with and taxed by Norway, then the Union of Kalmar, and then Denmark–Norway until 1814, when Norway was united with Sweden. Scandinavia was in political turmoil following the Sixth Coalition (War of the Sixth Coalition) of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in 1814. The Danish trade monopoly ended in 1856.

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