Syðradalur

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Syðradalur
Village
Kaien, Syðradalur
Kaien, Syðradalur
Syðradalur is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Syðradalur
Syðradalur
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°14′46″N 6°39′48″W / 62.24611°N 6.66333°W / 62.24611; -6.66333Coordinates: 62°14′46″N 6°39′48″W / 62.24611°N 6.66333°W / 62.24611; -6.66333
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Kalsoy
Municipality Húsa kommuna
Founded 1812
Population (1 January 2009)
 • Total 9
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 795

Syðradalur (IPA: [ˈsiːɹaˌdɛalʊɹ], Danish: Sydredal) is a village on the island of Kalsoy, one of the Faeroe Islands.

Syðradalur is the southernmost village on the island, and is in Húsa kommuna. On 1 January 2009, Syðradalur had nine inhabitants, down from 12 in 1985.[1] Bjørn Kalsø comes from Syðradalur.

History[edit]

Syðradalur is a niðursetubygd founded at the beginning of the 19th century by inhabitants of the village of Blankskáli on the south-west of the island.[2] Syðradalur was previously inhabited in the 17th century, but the reason it was abandoned is unknown. In 1855, a boat from the village was sunk on a large boulder. In 1963, another boat from the village, this time carrying three men, was also sunk.

A tunnel system was built in 1985 linking Syðradalur with the other villages on the island. MF Sam travels the route between Syðradalur and Klaksvík 6–9 times a day, and later a bus service from Syðradalur to Trøllanes, with stops at every village between, 2–4 times daily.

In 2009, house numbers were introduced to the village, together with the three street names Dalsgøta, á Bakkanum and Knúksdalur.[3]

Syðradalur from the sea

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fólkatalið 1. januar skift á býir/bygdir og kyn". Hagstova Føroya. 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hvussu gomul er bygdin". Heimabeiti. 1968. 
  3. ^ "Adressur í Kalsoynni". Kringvarp Føroya. 29 May 2009. 

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