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Tjørnuvík (Danish : Tjørnevig) is the northernmost village on Streymoy in Sunda Municipality, Faroe Islands. As of the 2006 census, the population has a total of 71 people.[ citation needed ]
The town uses the Stakkur sea stack for sheep grazing, accessed by cable car.The Risin og Kellingin sea stacks are visible across the Sundini strait.
A 5 km single-lane dead-end road (route 594) from Haldórsvík is the only way to reach Tjørnuvík. Tourists clogged the road in summer, before a traffic control system improved conditions in 2022.Funding was approved for prestudies for a tunnel.
The economy of the Faroe Islands was the 166th largest in the world in 2014, having a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of $2.613 billion per annum. GDP increased from DKK 8 billion in 1999, to 21 billion in 2019. The vast majority of Faroese exports, around 90%, consists of fishery products.
The Faroe Islands is served by an internal transport system based on roads, ferries, and helicopters. As of the 1970s, the majority of the population centres of the Faroe Islands have been joined to a single road network, connected by bridges and tunnels.
Kringvarp Føroya (KvF) is the national public broadcasting company of the Faroe Islands. It was founded on 1 January 2005 after a merger of the national radio and television networks, Útvarp Føroya and Sjónvarp Føroya.
Atlantic Airways is the national airline of the Faroe Islands, operating domestic helicopter services and international passenger services as well as search and rescue responsibilities from its base at Vágar Airport, on the Faroese island of Vágar. Most of its pilots are members of the Faroese Pilot Association. Its 2021 revenue was 410.2mm DKK.
Leirvík is a town on the Faroe Islands and was an important regional ferry harbour at the east coast of the second-largest island Eysturoy. Leirvík has a population of 1,030 (2022).
The Faroese mass media consists of several newspapers, radio stations, magazines, as well as a local TV station, Kringvarp Føroya.
Sumba is the southernmost village of the Faroe Islands, located on the island of Suðuroy. It is located in Sumbiar Municipality.
The cinema of the Faroe Islands does not have a long history.
Uni Jógvanson Arge is a Faroese journalist, writer, musician, singer and a former international football striker.
Same-sex marriage in the Faroe Islands has been legal since 1 July 2017. Legislation allowing same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the Løgting on 29 April 2016. The Danish Parliament approved the necessary legislative adaptations on 25 April 2017, and the law received royal assent on 3 May and went into effect on 1 July 2017.
Sjúrður Skaale is a Faroese politician, journalist, actor, singer, and comedian. He is a member of the Folketing for the Social Democratic Party. From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the Løgting.
The Eysturoyartunnilin is a large undersea road tunnel under the Tangafjørður sound in the Faroe Islands, connecting the island of Streymoy to the island of Eysturoy. It also crosses the southern part of Skálafjørður, and connects the towns of Runavík on the eastern side and Strendur on the western side of the fjord, and includes the world's first undersea roundabout in the middle of the network.
Sandoyartunnilin is an undersea road tunnel under construction in the Faroe Islands. It will connect the main island of Streymoy with Sandoy to the south. The length of the tunnel will be 10.8 kilometres. The estimated cost is 860 million DKK. The tunnel is expected to be ready for traffic in late 2023, after which the ferry Teistin will cease its route between Gamlarætt on Streymoy and Skopun on Sandoy. The tunnel crosses the Skopunarfjørður and runs from Gamlarætt to Traðardalur in central Sandoy, near the Inni í Dal stadium.
Energy in the Faroe Islands is produced primarily from imported fossil fuels, with further contributions from hydro and wind power. Oil products are the main energy source, mainly consumed by fishing vessels and sea transport. Electricity is produced by oil, hydropower and wind farms, mainly by SEV, which is owned by all the municipalities of the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands are not connected by power lines with continental Europe, and thus the archipelago cannot import or export electricity.
Høgni Mohr is a Faroese author and journalist. His book Fractura Nasi was the best selling book in 2017 throughout the Faroe Islands. Fractura Nasi was translated into Danish 2019 by Kirsten Brix and published by Amanda Books. Danish title: Rejse for livet. The novel was sold to movie production in 2018.
KOKS is a restaurant located in Leynavatn, located 24 km north of Tórshavn and 23 km east of the airport in the Faroe Islands. It offers a 17-course tasting menu and won its first Michelin star in 2017. KOKS’ head chef is Poul Andrias Ziska, a 28-year-old chef and native of Tórshavn. The restaurant has nine chefs, each of whom is from a different country, and five waiters. The restaurant serves only 30 customers a night and has a scenic view over a lake. The Michelin star that KOKS won was the first to be awarded in the Faroes. In addition, they were named the second best restaurant in the Danish kingdom in the White Guide in 2017. The head chef, Ziska, was also awarded as the chef talent of the year, given to one up-and-coming chef under 30.
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the Faroe Islands, an autonomous territory of Denmark, in March 2020. The confirmed infection rate was 1 case per 280 inhabitants, one of the highest rates in the world, but the archipelago also tested at a very high frequency, with the number of tests equaling c. 34 per cent of the population. As of 28 February 2022, there have been 34648 confirmed cases. Among these, 31 persons have died with COVID-19.
The Suðuroyartunnilin is a proposed submerged fixed-link in the Faroe Islands, linking the island of Suðuroy to Sandoy. Currently all vehicles and cargo, and virtually all passenger traffic must use the ferry service.
Trom is a Faroese television drama series, created by Torfinnur Jákupsson, produced by REinvent Studios, Arte, ZDF, True North and Nordic Entertainment Group, and based on the Hannis Martinsson novels by Faroese author and literary critic Jógvan Isaksen. The series was first broadcast on Kringvarp Føroya on February 17, 2022 and is available in the Nordic countries through Viaplay. The series follows journalist Hannis Martinsson as he investigates the murder of his daughter.