Faroe Islands

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  • Tórshavn (Faroese: \ˈtʰɔuʂhaun:; lit 'Thor's harbour'; Danish: Thorshavn [ˈtsʰoɐ̯ˀsˌhɑwˀn]) is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands It is in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy

  • Saltangará (Danish: Saltangerå) is a village in the Faroe Islands, on the island of Eysturoy Saltangará was founded in 1846 and is situated on the eastern side of Eysturoys Skalafjordur-inlet between Rituvík and SøldarfjørðurThe name is derived from three words: angar comes from the Old Norse angr which means a fjord or bay; á means a stream; and salt has the same meaning in Faroese, Icelandic and English

  • Hoyvík is a town in the Faroe Islands It is part of the Tórshavn Municipality, and de facto is merged as a northern suburb of Tórshavn, the Faroese capital

  • Argir (Danish: Arge) is a village in the Faroe Islands Argir most likely takes its name from Old Irish airge meaning summer pasture; several placenames in Faroe carry the same name with this meaning

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