Trongisvágur

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Trongisvágur
Village
Trongisvágur, seen from Tvøroyri. The fjord is Trongisvágsfjørður
Trongisvágur, seen from Tvøroyri. The fjord is Trongisvágsfjørður
Trongisvágur is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Trongisvágur
Trongisvágur
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°33′50″N 6°50′40″W / 61.56389°N 6.84444°W / 61.56389; -6.84444Coordinates: 61°33′50″N 6°50′40″W / 61.56389°N 6.84444°W / 61.56389; -6.84444
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Suðuroy
Municipality Tvøroyar kommuna
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 419
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 826

Trongisvágur is a village on the island of Suduroy in the Faroe Islands.

Trongisvágur is the village in the bottom of Trongisvágsfjørður (fjord) on the east coast of Suduroy. Trongisvágur and the neighbouringing villages Tvøroyri and Øravík have grown into one entity (the northern part of Øravík, which is called Øravíkarlíð, where the ferry port Krambatangi is). A river called Stórá that runs through the valley passes through a plantation that is worth visiting on a good day and then flows into the inlet at a nearby beach. There is a debate whether the name Trong is Norse or Gaelic in origin. Another version of the name is Trungisvágur. Trungisvágsbotnur is on the west coast, west of Trongisvágur. There is a binocular there in summertime, so people can have a closer look at birds and the vertical cliffs there. The place is called Á Røðini, but some people call it Kikarin, because of the binocular. Shortly after the Park of Trongisvágur is the tunnel to Hvalba, Hvalbiartunnilin, which was the first road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. It was built in 1963. The tunnel is 1450 meters long.[1] The highest mountain in Suðuroy, Gluggarnir is in the south of Trongisvágur, it is 610 meters high.[2]

Sports Hall and Football Stadium[edit]

In Trongisvágur, there is a sports hall, a school and a kindergarten. On 17 November 2011 they started to built a new football stadium for TB Tvøroyri west the sports hall.[3] In April 2012 the football field was named Fótbóltsvøllurin við Stórá (Stórá means large or grand river, there is a river nearby with the name Stórá, The Football Stadium við Stórá or in English it would probably be Grand River Stadium). Earlier they had considered other names for the football stadium, the two other names which they considered were old place names from that area: Í Stópunum and Undir Brekkum. Finally they chose the name Við Stórá.[4]

The sports hall in Trongisvágur. This photo is from 2010. In November 2011 they started to built a new football stadium for TB Tvøroyri in the area between the sports hall and the river.
The Park of Trongisvágur (Viðalundin í Trongisvági) is located next to the road to Hvalba.

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