Hvannasund

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Hvannasund
Kvannesund
Municipality and village
Norðdepil and Hvannasund
Norðdepil and Hvannasund
Location of Hvannasunds kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location of Hvannasunds kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Hvannasund is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Hvannasund
Hvannasund
Location of Hvannasund village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°17′43″N 6°30′58″W / 62.29528°N 6.51611°W / 62.29528; -6.51611Coordinates: 62°17′43″N 6°30′58″W / 62.29528°N 6.51611°W / 62.29528; -6.51611
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Viðoy
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 270
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 740
Website http://www.hvannasund.fo/

Hvannasund (Danish: Kvannesund, older Quannesund) is a village and municipality in the Faroe Islands, an autonomous region in Denmark.

Hvannasund located on the west coast of the island of Viðoy. It faces Norðdepil on Borðoy. The villages are connected to each other by a dam. A large cracked rock rests in an area just north of Hvannasund. An old legend details that the rock, called Skrudhettan, broke the very moment that Jesus was born.

On 26 May 2008, the ocean inexplicably receded 2½ – 3 metres before suddenly hitting the area with great strength.[1] A couple of days later, it was reported that a mini-tsunami had hit Hvannasund. There were no injuries or fatalities.

On 3 September 2008, a majority of the town council, notably excluding the mayor, announced that there would be a referendum on merging Hvannasund municipality with the municipality of Klaksvík. The referendum was held on 17 September. Of the 321 eligible, 278 cast their votes. The result was 68 in favor, 208 against and 2 blanks, thus the merger was rejected.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vilmund Jacobsen (2008-05-30). "Fyribrigdið í Hvannasundi eitt loyndarmál". Føroya Tele. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 
  2. ^ Snorri Brend (2008-09-17). "Greitt NOY til samanlegging við Klaksvík". Føroya Tele. Retrieved 2008-09-20. 

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