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Fuglafjørður (Fuglafjrur)

Fuglafjørður (Fuglefjord) is a village on Eysturoy's east coast in the Faroe Islands. Its name means "fjord of birds".

The village is at the edge of a bay and expands into the surrounding steep hills. The town centre is located close to the harbour and contains most of the shops and services. The harbour in Fuglafjørður is busy, as the town's economy is based on the processing of fish and fish meal. There is fishing-industry, a slip, production of trawl and also oil-depots. In the 1970s there was a terrible stink from the fishing-industry but that has since been solved.

In the past years Fuglafjørður has also become famous for its newly established cultural centre in the town centre that has become one of the main cultural attractions in Eysturoy.

Where the Gjógvará stream meets the sea in the village, archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Viking longhouse, seventeen metres 17 m in length, with walls 1.5 m thick. It was found by removing four or five more recent layers of ruins, showing a continuity of habitation for many centuries.

In the 1840s the small village Hellur in north of Fuglafjørður was established. However this village never grew large and now only approximately 30 of the municipality's inhabitants live there.

In the 1980s the suburb of Kambsdalur was established, and now about 180 of the population in the municipality live here. In Kambsdalur there is also a large industrial cluster, the educational centre of the northeastern Faroes and the regional sportscentre used mainly for handball, volleyball and indoor football.

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 62° 13' 60" N / 7° 9' 0" W | Time zone : UTC+0:0 / UTC+1 | Currency : DKK | Telephone : 298  

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Country - Faroe Island

The Faroe Islands (Føroyar, ; Færøerne, ), or the Faeroe Islands—a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 mi north-northwest of the United Kingdom and about halfway between Norway and Iceland—are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. Total area is about 540 sqmi with a population of 50,322 in October 2017.

The terrain is rugged; the climate is subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc)—windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream.
Currency / Language  
ISO Currency Symbol Significant figures
DKK Danish krone kr 2
ISO Language
DA Danish language
FO Faroese language
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