Runavík

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Runavík is a comparatively urbanised veelage in the Faroe Islands. It lees on the sooth hauf o the isle o Eysturoy. The municipality o the same name incorporates 14 settlements[1] includin Æðuvík, Rituvík, Saltangará, Glyvrar, Lambi, Lambareiði, Søldarfjørður, Skipanes, Skáli, Skálafjørður, Funningsfjørður, Funningur, Elduvík an Oyndarfjørður which thegither form a lang, narrae residential connurbation ower 10 kilometre lang follaein the east bank Skálafjørður (a fjord). As o 2010 the municipality haed a total population o 3,797 inhabitants,[1] a rise o ower 100 in five years. This maks it the third lairgest toun in the Faroe Islands.

Port[eedit | eedit soorce]

Harbour of Runavík, Faroe Islands (2).JPG

Foondit in 1916, Runavík haes an important port, oreeginally uised predominantly bi fishin boats but nou an aw a key supply base for the North Sea ile industry as well as a trans-shipment port for freight tae an frae Europe.[2] The harbor unnerwent development in the late 1990s.[3]

Skálafjarðartunnilin[eedit | eedit soorce]

A massive infrastructur project haes been mootit tae build an 11km-lang sub-sea tunnel atween Runavík an Tórshavn bi 2016 therebi significantly reducin travel times tae the caipital.[4][5]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The local fitbaa team is NSÍ Runavík.

Sister Ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Runavík is twinned wi

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Runavík Municipality". Tourist Information Centres in Eysturoy. Retrieved 5 January, 2011. 
  2. "Atlantic Supply Base". Runavíkar Kommuna. Retrieved 5, January, 2011. 
  3. Hart's E&P.. Hart Publications. 1999. Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  4. "Maritime & Related Optimism at Port of Runavík". Faroes Business Report 2010. 25 April, 2010. Retrieved 5 January, 2011. 
  5. "Tunnel development group". Skalafjardartunnilin.fo. Retrieved 5 January, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 62°06′56″N 6°43′20″W / 62.11556°N 6.72222°W / 62.11556; -6.72222