Múli

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Múli
Village
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Múli is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Múli
Múli
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°21′05″N 6°34′54″W / 62.35139°N 6.58167°W / 62.35139; -6.58167Coordinates: 62°21′05″N 6°34′54″W / 62.35139°N 6.58167°W / 62.35139; -6.58167
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Borðoy
Municipality Hvannasund
Population (31 December 2008)
 • Total 2(de facto abandoned)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 737

Múli (pronounced [ˈmʉulɪ]; Danish spelling: Mule) is a hamlet on the Island of Borðoy in the Norðoyar Region of the Faroes.

Múli lies on the outermost northern edge of Borðoy's east coast. Its settlement can be dated back to the 13th century.[citation needed] Múli became the last community in the archipelago to receive electricity in 1970. It was later connected with Norðdepil by Road 743 in an attempt to stop depopulation. Nevertheless, Múli has been considered abandoned since 2002, though there are still four registered residents. During the Summer months some of its former residents use their old houses as vacation homes.

Nature[edit]

The mountains around Múli are spectacular and do not offer any easy climbing. They are also the last stronghold of a contiguous population of Arctic Willow in the Faroe Islands.

History[edit]

The oldest record of Múli is to be found in the socalled ‘Hundabrævið’ The Dog Letter, a letter concerning the keeping of shepherd dogs in the Faroe Islands in the 14th century.

One of the most famous wizards in the Faroe Islands is said to be Guttorm í Múla 1657-1739. A resident of Múli, he was often asked by people around the islands for help with his supernatural powers.

The Open Air Museum of the National Museum of Denmark, north of Copenhagen, holds two old houses from Múli, which were taken apart in the Faroes and then rebuilt on site at the museum.[1] The old hav lifting stone of Múli is also at the same museum.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Múli: A Living Ghost Town in the Faroe Islands". Abandoned Buildings and Places. Urban Ghosts. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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