Kvívík

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Kvívík
Kvivig
Municipality and village
Kvívík
Kvívík
Location of Kvívíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location of Kvívíkar kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Kvívík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Kvívík
Kvívík
Location of Kvívík village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°7′14″N 7°4′4″W / 62.12056°N 7.06778°W / 62.12056; -7.06778Coordinates: 62°7′14″N 7°4′4″W / 62.12056°N 7.06778°W / 62.12056; -7.06778
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Population (31 December 2008)
 • Total 391
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 340

Kvívík (Danish: Kvivig, older Qvivig) is a village on the west coast of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands, in the eponymous municipality of Kvívík.

The village is on both sides of a narrow bay and the small river Stora.

Kvívík is one of the oldest settlements in the Faroes and excavations have shown the remains of Viking houses.[1] The oldest house in Kvívík was built in the 18th century. There have been other churches, the present one was built in 1903. The village got a school in 1907. Pupils from the villages Kvívík, Stykkið and Skælingur go there until 7th grade. When they start in the 8th grade they will attend the school in Vestmanna. The present school was founded on 22 August 1976. In 2010 a new building was built for multipurpose kindergarten, which was named Áarlon. It has rooms for children from the ages 0 to 8.[2] There is a rowing club in Kvívík. It is called Kvívíkar Sóknar Róðrarfelag. One of their boats which is called Junkarin won the Faroese championship for 5-mannafør women in 2011. The same boat won the championship in the boys' category in 1975, 1976 and in 1998.[3] In 2012 the boys under 15 who are rowing with Junkarin had already won the Faroese Championship after the fifth race on Fjarðastevna in Vestmanna.[4]

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Notes
  1. ^ Jón Fossá. "Kvívík". Faroeislands.dk All villages on the Faroe Islands. Retrieved 2006-07-09. 
  2. ^ Kvivik.fo, Dagstovnurin Áarlon (in Faroese)
  3. ^ Drekin.fo, Junkarin
  4. ^ Kvivik.fo

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