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Viderejde - Kirken

City: Viderejde is a small town in the far north of the Faroe Islands, more specifically on the island Vidoy. It is actually the most northerly town of the Faroe Islands. The village is situated in a valley of 1.5 square kilometers with high mountains to the north and south. 339 inhabitants live here.

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago in the North Atlantic, in the triangle formed by Scotland-Norway-Iceland. The archipelago is an autonomous region within the Kingdom of Denmark, like Greenland. All 18 islands are inhabited. The residents see themselves as descendants of the Vikings on Faroe Islands and not as Danes. The main economic activity here is fishing.

On all the islands together are approximately 48,400 inhabitants (2009).

Building: The divine name is found inside a wooden church. The previous church was destroyed in the 17th century. The present church was built in 1892.

 

 

Photo: Wikipedia, © Erik Christensen - licence GNU free documentation 1.2 / Creative Commons 3.0

 

Photo: Wikipedia, © Erik Christensen - licence GNU free documentation 1.2 / Creative Commons 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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