Torshavn, Faroe Islands

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Torshovin, & ‖God Tor‖; – the capital of the Faroe Islands. It is the largest populated point of the & ndquo;Sheep» islands and the most important transportation hub. There is the only air port on the islands, there is direct service to Denmark, Ireland, Scotland, and Norway, and the port of Torshavn is used as a docking point for various fishing boats. The city is located on the southeastern tip of the island of Sturgeon, the largest archipelagic island.

The founding of Torshovin dates back to the 9th century. The first dwellings were built by people from Norway, and as early as 825 on the mainland of Tignignanes, they founded the assembly of the Tignanes. Later there was a market place. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the inhabitants of Torshvan actively traded with the cities of Norway, especially with Bergen of Gansa. In the 16th century they built a small fortress to protect against pirates, and in the 17th century it was a difficult time because of the work of Crusader Gabal. This favorite of the Danish king established a monopoly and economically oppressed the inhabitants of Tórszczuków. During this period there was also an epidemic of pestilence (80\% of the citys population died). In 1709 the monopoly of commerce passed to the King of Denmark, the fishing and fishing industry began to produce, and the peoples fortunes improved. The growth of Tórstháván began in 1859, when the Fairlands were granted free trade. Since 1866, Òhorsesváin – the main city of the Faroe Islands. In World War II, the British Army occupied the town, stationing the Corporal Air Forces in Tórstown.

Tórstown – a compact town, with buildings no more than four stories high. The tallest building in Torshovahn and the Faroe Islands is the 40-meter Western Church (1975). In front of it is a memorial to the first minister of the islands, Seagramund Bresson. The cathedral (1798) is also one of the citys highlights. At the head of Torshovahn is Skancinin (1580), said to be the most peaceful fortress, serving as a protection against pirate raids. The most interesting museum of the city – the Museum of History, which has a special focus on the history of viking and murolling.

Thorshaven – the Sports City. The football stadium «Òîðøøvötl» (the field of God Òóîð) can accommodate about 60\% of the citys population.

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  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 13,000 people
  • GDP: $53,730 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 91 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Call Me
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: Opinions on tipping in Denmark vary. According to Danish law, any service charge, including tips for waiters, has to be included in the price in restaurants. However, waiters obvious appreciate a tip, and according to some sources, it is customary to leave up to 10% to the waiter, if you are satisfied with the service.
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  • Best taxi: Moove
  • Online electronics shop: Power
  • Best intl air carrier: SAS
  • Monthly costs for expat: $2900
  • Monthly costs for family: $5600
  • Monthly costs for local: $1600
  • Meal: $16
  • Small Cola: $3.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $8
  • Coffee: $5.5

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