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The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tórshavn.

Tórshavn (Danish: Thorshavn) is the capital of the Faroe Islands, a territory of Denmark. The city is located on Streymoy island and has 18,000 inhabitants. The name of the city means Thor's Harbour, Thor refers to the god of thunder and lightning in Norse Mythology. The peninsula Tinganes in the Faroese captial Tórshavn. ... The peninsula Tinganes in the Faroese captial Tórshavn. ... Streymoy is the largest island of the Faroe Islands. ... Thors battle against the giants, by Marten Eskil Winge, 1872 Thor, Þórr (ON), Þunor (OE), Donar or Donner (German) is the red-haired and bearded god of thunder and lightning in Germanic and Norse Mythology, the son of Odin and Jord. ... Thunder is the sound of the shockwave caused when lightning instantly heats the air around it to up to 30 000 °C (54 000 °F). ... Multiple cloud-to-ground and cloud-to-cloud lightning strokes are observed during a night-time thunderstorm. ... Norse mythology, Viking mythology or Scandinavian mythology refer to the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ...


The Faroese parliament, the Løgting is located in the old Tinganes area of Tórshavn. The Løgting, or Løgtingið is the parliament of the Faroe Islands, a self ruling dependency of Denmark. ...


The city was founded in the 10th century CE, and was temporarily occupied during World War II by the British (1941-1945). Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Population progression

Progression of the population of Tórshavn since 1801:

Year Population
1801 554
1854 approx. 900
1900 1656
1925 2896
1950 5607
1975 11,329
1980 12,641
1985 13,507
1990 14,689
1995 13,781
1997 15,844
1998 16,121
1999 16,469
2000 17,777
2001 18,067
2002 18,420
2020* 23,000
 *Forecast

See also: 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2020 is a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

Map of the town (large)

This is a list of towns in the Faroe Islands: Akrar Ánir Argir Árnafjørður Bøur Dalur Depil Eiði Elduvík Fámjin Froðba Fuglafjørður Funningsfjørður Funningur Gásadalur Gjógv Glyvrar Gøta Gøtueiði Gøtugjógv Haldarsvík... Download high resolution version (1722x2638, 432 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1722x2638, 432 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

Sport

Football teams in Tórshavn: Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ...

  • HB - homepage (http://www.hb.fo/) (1904)
  • B36 - homepage (http://www.b36.fo/) (1936)
  • AB - homepage (http://www.ab.fo/) (1973)
  • FRAM (1975)

Handball teams in Tórshavn: HB Tórshavn is one of the oldest Faroes football teams, founded in 1904. ... B36 Torshavn is a Faroese football team, playing in the capital, Tórshavn. ... Team handball (also known as field handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport where two teams of seven players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. ...

  • Kyndil - homepage (http://www.kyndil.fo/) (1956)
  • Neistin - homepage (http://www.neistin.fo/) (1978)
  • H71 - (1971)

External links

  • Faroeislands.dk: Tórshavn (http://www.faroeislands.dk/pages/TorshavnIndex.htm) Images and description of all cities on the Faroe Islands.
  • Torshavn.fo - Official Homepage (http://www.torshavn.fo) (in Faroese and English)

 
 

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