Velbastaður

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Velbastaður
Village
Velbastaður. At left the island Koltur
Velbastaður. At left the island Koltur
Velbastaður is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Velbastaður
Velbastaður
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°59′5″N 6°51′2″W / 61.98472°N 6.85056°W / 61.98472; -6.85056Coordinates: 61°59′5″N 6°51′2″W / 61.98472°N 6.85056°W / 61.98472; -6.85056
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Municipality Tórshavnar kommuna
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 172
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 176

Velbastaður is a village on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands.

Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometres from Kirkjubøur. It has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur.

There has been a village here for many centuries, but it was deserted for some time after the Black Death in 1349.

A treatment centre for alcoholics called Heilbrigdið was founded in 1986.

Velbastaður
Scene in Velbastaður

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