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View of Syðrugøta
View of Syðrugøta
Syðrugøta is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°11′12″N 6°45′12″W / 62.18667°N 6.75333°W / 62.18667; -6.75333Coordinates: 62°11′12″N 6°45′12″W / 62.18667°N 6.75333°W / 62.18667; -6.75333
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Eysturkommuna
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 407
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 513

Syðrugøta is a village on southwest of the Faroese island of Eysturoy in the municipality of Gøta.

The 2005 population was 410. Its postal code is FO 513.

The famous Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir was born here in 1983. Also Tróndur í Gøtu the most famous Viking in Faroese history is said to have lived in the village. Many many stories and facts back up that claim.[citation needed]

Several excavations have shown that Syðrugøta is one of the oldest settlements in the Faroe Islands. During many excavations and the latest one in 2006, remains from the first settlements were found. Many believe that the great Viking, Tróndur í Gøtu lived and had his headquarters in Syðrugøtu, among many reasons why, is because of the good view he would have had out to the horizon and the short distance to his fleet, stationed Undir Gøtueiði. There are still many unexcavated ruins of centuries old farmhouses buried in the ground in Syðrugøtu. G! Festival is an annual Faroese festival that is held in Syðrugøta and it's one of the largest festivals in the Faroe Islands

View of Syðrugøta (1) 
Street in Syðrugøta 

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