Rituvík

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Rituvík
Village
Rituvík in Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Rituvík in Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Rituvík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Rituvík
Rituvík
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°6′25″N 6°40′58″W / 62.10694°N 6.68278°W / 62.10694; -6.68278Coordinates: 62°6′25″N 6°40′58″W / 62.10694°N 6.68278°W / 62.10694; -6.68278
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Runavíkar kommuna
Founded 1873
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 271
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 256

Rituvík is a village on the southeast side of the Faroese island of Eysturoy located in the municipality of Runavíkar.

History[edit]

Founded in 1873, its current church was built in 1855. The name Rituvík means Kittiwake Cove.[1]

Population[edit]

The 2002 population was 256. Its postal code is FO 640 and it had a Post Office for the three years 1964-1967.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brandt, Don (2006). More Stamps and Story of the Faroe Islands (pdf) 1. Tórshavn: Postverk Føroya. p. 35. ISBN 99918-3-191-6. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 

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