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The herbour in Runavik
The herbour in Runavik
Location o Runavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location o Runavíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
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Coordinates: 62°06′34″N 6°43′9″W / 62.10944°N 6.71917°W / 62.10944; -6.71917Coordinates: 62°06′34″N 6°43′9″W / 62.10944°N 6.71917°W / 62.10944; -6.71917
State Kinrick o Denmark
Constituent kintra Faroe Islands
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total3,794[1]
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 620

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[2] 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,[2] 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.[3] The harbor unnerwent development in the late 1990s.[4]

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.[5][6]

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. "Runavíkar kommuna website". Runavíkar Kommuna. Retrieved 6 Januar 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Runavík Municipality". Tourist Information Centres in Eysturoy. Retrieved 5 January, 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Atlantic Supply Base". Runavíkar Kommuna. Retrieved 5, January, 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. Hart's E&P. Hart Publications. 1999. Retrieved 5 Januar 2011.
  5. "Maritime & Related Optimism at Port of Runavík". Faroes Business Report 2010. 25 April, 2010. Retrieved 5 January, 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= and |date= (help)
  6. "Tunnel development group". Retrieved 5 January, 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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