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Trongisvágur (Danish : Trangisvåg) is a village on the island of Suduroy in the Faroe Islands.
Trongisvágur is the village in the bottom of Trongisvágsfjørður (fjord) on the east coast of Suduroy. Trongisvágur and the neighbouring villages of Tvøroyri and Øravík have grown into one entity (the northern part of Øravík, which is called Øravíkarlíð, is where the ferry port Krambatangi is). A river called Stórá that runs through the valley passes through a plantation that is worth visiting on a good day, and then flows into the inlet at a nearby beach. There is a debate whether the name Trong is Norse or Gaelic in origin. Another version of the name is Trungisvágur. Trungisvágsbotnur is on the west coast, west of Trongisvágur. There are binoculars there in summertime, so people can have a closer look at birds and the vertical cliffs there. The place is called Á Røðini, but some people call it Kikarin, because of the binoculars. Shortly after the Park of Trongisvágur is the tunnel to Hvalba, the Hvalbiartunnilin, which was the first road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. It was dug in 1963 and is 1450 metres long. In 2019 the boring of a replacement tunnel commenced.The highest mountain in Suðuroy, Gluggarnir, is in the south of Trongisvágur; it is 610 metres high.
In Trongisvágur, there is a sports hall, a school and a kindergarten. On 17 November 2011 they started to build a new football stadium for TB Tvøroyri west of the sports hall.In April 2012 the football field was named Fótbóltsvøllurin við Stórá (Stórá means large or grand river, there is a river nearby with the name Stórá, hence The Football Stadium við Stórá. In English it would probably be Grand River Stadium). Earlier they had considered other names for the football stadium, the two other names which they considered were old place names from that area: Í Stópunum and Undir Brekkum. Finally they chose the name Við Stórá.
Notable people that were born or lived in Trongisvágur include:
Fámjin is a village, located in the middle of the coastline on the western side of Suðuroy, the southernmost island in Faroe Islands. It has a population of around 100.
Tvøroyri is a village on the north side of the Trongisvágsfjørður on the east coast of Suðuroy island in the Faroe Islands. Together with Froðba, Trongisvágur, Líðin and Øravík it forms Tvøroyri Municipality.
Hov is a village located on Suduroy's east coast, in the Faroe Islands; it is frequently mentioned in the country's history.
Hvalba is a village and a municipality in the Faroe Islands, which consists of Hvalba, Nes-Hvalba and Sandvík.
Suðuroy is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. The island covers 163.7 square kilometres (63.2 sq mi). In 2017 there were 4,607 inhabitants, but there has been a gradual decline in the population numbers ever since the 1950s. In 2005 the population had been 5,036. Suðuroy region comprises this island and Lítla Dímun, the next isle northward in the Faroes, which is uninhabited.
Sandvík is the northernmost village of the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. It is situated on the northern side of a shallow fjord. The village was previously known as Hvalvík. It changed its name to Sandvík in 1913 as there was too much confusion regarding mail delivery, because there is another village named Hvalvík on Streymoy. The village had originally been known as Sandvík during the Viking Age.
Sunnbøur is the southernmost village of the Faroe Islands, located on the island of Suðuroy. It is located in Sumba Municipality.
Vágur meaning Bay is a town on the island of Suðuroy, part of the Faroe Islands
Øravík is a village on the east coast of the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands.
The Smyril is a passenger and car ferry owned and operated by the Faroese transport company Strandfaraskip Landsins. She is the largest ferry in the fleet and the 5th vessel to carry the name Smyril, which is the Faroese word for Merlin. The ferry takes 200 cars and 975 passengers.
Strandfaraskip Landsins is the public transport company of the Faroe Islands. It is owned by the Faroese government and runs ferries and buses. Until February 2008 the administration of Strandfaraskip Landsins was located in Tórshavn, but in 2007 Jacob Vestergaard, who was minister at that time decided to move the administration to the island Suðuroy in order to get more public jobs there and also because the largest ferry of the company is Smyril M/F which is on daily route between Tórshavn and Krambatangi on Suðuroy.
Trongisvágsfjørður is a fjord on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. There are four villages around the fjord. Furthest east on the northern side of the fjord is Froðba, in the bottom of the fjord is Trongisvágur. In between Trongisvágur and Froðba is Tvøroyri, the largest of these villages. South of Trongisvágur in a bay is Øravík, a part of Øravík is called Øravíkarlíð, it is located close to Trongisvágur and not visible from Øravík. These villages are in the Municipality of Tvøroyri.
á Eiðinum is a multi-use stadium in Vágur, which is one of the larger villages in the southernmost island Suduroy in the Faroe Islands. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Suðuroy, formerly called VB/Sumba. The stadium holds 3,000 people, but has only 330 seats.
Tvøroyrar Bóltfelag is a Faroese football club from Tvøroyri, currently playing in the Effodeildin, the top tier of Faroese football. TB Tvøroyri is the oldest football club in the Faroe Islands, and also one of the oldest in the Danish Realm, in which the Faroe Islands are a self-governing country.
Vágsfjørður is a fjord on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The fjord is located in the southern part and on the eastern side of the island. The distance between the east and the west coast of Suðuroy is very short from Vágsfjørður to Vágseiði. Between the fjord and Vágseiði is a lake which is called Vatnið. There are five villages around the fjord. In the bottom of the fjord is Vágur, which is one of the largest of the villages in Suðuroy. Further east on the northern side of the fjord is Porkeri, in between Vágur and Porkeri is the small village Nes, where a famous artist Ruth Smith lived. She drowned while swimming in Vágsfjørður at the age of 45.
Krambatangi is the ferry port of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The ferry MS Smyril M/F disembarks 2-3 times daily from Krambatangi to Tórshavn. Krambatangi is located on the southern side of Trongisvágsfjørður halfway between Trongisvágur and Øravík, opposite of Tvøroyri. The ferry port was earlier on Drelnes, which is a few hundred metres further east of Krambatangi. But in 2005 a new ferry arrived, which was much bigger than the prior one, and therefore required a new ferryport at Krambatangi. Krambatangi does not belong to the municipality of Tvøroyri, and there have been some disagreements between the Tvøroyri municipality and Strandfaraskip Landsins (SSL) because they didn't pay harbour dues for entering the port of Tvøroyri. The Faroese court decided, that SSL ought to pay for entering the port of Tvøroyri, but SSL appealed the verdict.
Borgarknappur is a mountain in Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. The mountain is 574 meter high. It is located in the center of the island, west of the village Hov and south-east of Fámjin, south-west of Øravík and north of Vágur. Another mountain peak, which is called Borgin is just west of Borgarknappur, and a mountain called Hvannafelli is further south. Before the roads were made between the villages in Suðuroy, there were paths between the villages over the mountains. In one place in Suðuroy several of these paths met near Borgarknappur, in a place called Mannaskarð and a mountain called Laðanfelli. To help people find their way up in the mountains there were cairns along the paths. Most of these cairns are still there and now mostly used for hiking trips for people who enjoy walking in the nature, including tourists. The paths which meet in Mannaskarð, near Borgarknappur come from the villages: Øravík, Fámjin, Porkeri, Hov and Vágur.
Tvøroyri Municipality is a municipality of the Faroe Islands with Tvøroyri as its administrative centre.
TB/FC Suðuroy/Royn was a Faroese football club based in Trongisvágur. The team was a result of a merger between all three clubs from the island of Suðuroy: Tvøroyrar Bóltfelag, FC Suðuroy and Royn Hvalba. The agreement about the merger was so late that there was not enough time to find a new name and identity for the club, so the name was a combination of all three names of the clubs. The name was too long to use, so the media started to use the word Suðuroyarliðið instead, which means The team from Suðuroy and the supporters and the chairmen had agreed upon using the word Suðringar, which means People of Suðuroy.
The Hvalbiartunnilin is the name applied to two tunnels on the island of Suðuroy, the most southerly of the Faroe Islands. The original Hvalbiartunnilin is the oldest tunnel in the country, and is currently being replaced by a modern one. Both tunnels connect the villages of Hvalba and Trongisvágur. The tunnels are owned and maintained by the public works authority Landsverk.