Argir and a part of Tórshavn
|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
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(January 1, 2017)
Argir most likely takes its name from Old Irish airge meaning summer pasture.; several placenames in Faroe carry the same name with this meaning. Once a village south of Tórshavn, Argir has grown and is now merged with Tórshavn. In 1997 it joined the municipality of Tórshavn.
In recent years[when?] more houses have been built in Argir and the village, or quarter, has grown upwards into the hills. This area has views over the sea and the capital.
There is a boat harbour with boathouses in Argir and a church which was built in 1974.
From the 16th century until 1750 there was a leprosy-hospital in Argir. Some paupers lived there too. When the hospital closed the building was turned into a workhouse for the poor.
Inni í Vika football stadium of AB Argir.
References and notes
- Faroeislands.dk: Agir Images and description of all cities on the Faroe Islands.