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Municipality an toun
Location o Klaksvíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location o Klaksvíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Klaksvík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location o Klaksvík veelage in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°13′26″N 6°34′43″W / 62.22389°N 6.57861°W / 62.22389; -6.57861Coordinates: 62°13′26″N 6°34′43″W / 62.22389°N 6.57861°W / 62.22389; -6.57861
State Kinrick o Denmark
Constituent kintra Faroe Islands
 • Total72 km2 (28 sq mi)
 • Total4,565
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 700

Klaksvík (Dens: Klaksvig) is the seicont lairgest toun o the Faroe Islands. The toun is locatit on Borðoy, which is ane o the northmaist islands (in Faroese: Norðoyar).

The first dounset at Klaksvík dates back tae Viking times, but it wis no afore the 20t century that the destrict merged tae form a lairge, modren Faroese toun that became the cultural an commercial centre for the Northren Isles an the Faroe Islands as a whole.

Klaksvik is locatit atween twa inlets lyin back tae back. It haes an important harbour wi fishin industry an a modren fishin fleet. Oreeginally, fower ferms wur locatit whaur Klaksvik is nou. In time, thay grew intae fower veelages, Vágur, Myrkjanoyri, Gerðar an Uppsalar, that feenally merged tae form the toun o Klaksvík in 1938. Wha triggered the development o the toun wis the establishment o a centralized store for aw the northren islands on the location.

The brewery Föroya Bjór in Klaksvík is a Faroese faimily brewery, foondit in 1888. The ram haes been the seembol o the brewery syne the early beginnin. Syne August 2007, when Restorffs Bryggjarí went oot o business, Föroya Bjór haes been the anerlie producer o beer an saft drinks in the Faroe Islands.

Wi the openin o the Leirvík sub sea tunnel, the Norðoyatunnilin in Apryle 2006, Klaksvík is pheesically linked wi the mainland o the Faroe Islands an can nou be considered ane o its key ports. Several developments are unner wey tae exploit this seembiosis, includin a new industrial pairk locatit bi the tunnel entrance. Klaksvík is hame tae Summarfestivalurin, the lairgest muisic festival in the Faroe Islands.

The Christianskirk[eedit | eedit soorce]

Christianskirkjan biggit 1963, is the first ane in Scandinavie tae be biggit in Auld Norse style. The ruif construction is the same as the ane you wad fynd in the Viking haws, an the same which haes survived in the Faroese smoke rooms (kitchens) an in the Faroese veelage kirks. This open ruif construction haes pruivit tae be especially suitable for kirk biggins, as the acoustics in this kirk is better nor in ony ither o a seemilar size. The kirk is dedicatit tae the memory o the sailors who lost thair life durin Seicont Warld War.

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]