|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Constituent country||Faroe Islands|
|Population 1st January 2015|
|ZIP code||FO 477|
Funningsfjørður (Danish: Fundingsfjord) is a village located at the end of a fjord of the same name ('Fjørður' is the Faroese word for 'fjord'). It was founded in 1812, with Elduvíkar as its municipality.
In 1901, the Norwegian Conrad Evensen, bought the old whaling boat Emma from a company in the Finnmark, and founded the whaling station in Funningsfirði the name Emma. The first year the station produced 1160 barrels of whale oil.
1909 was the best year for whaling in the Faroese whaling history, with 13.850 barrels of whale oil produced in total.
In 1912 the station expanded with a bone meal factory, and this increased earnings somewhat, especially because Emma was the only company who whaled "norðanfjørðs" - North of the fjord in 1913 and 1915, meaning north of Suðuroy.
1915 was the best year for Emma, with 3000 barrels of whale oil, and 3000 200lb bags of bone meal. The onset of world war I, however meant that there was never activity at the station again.
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