Glyvrar

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Glyvrar
Village
Church of Glyvrar
Church of Glyvrar
Glyvrar is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Glyvrar
Glyvrar
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Runavíkar kommuna
Population
 • Total 406
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 625
Climate Cfc

Glyvrar (Danish: Glibre) is a village located on Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands.

It is one of several villages on the eastside of Skálafjørður (fjord) that have grown into a 10 kilometre long conurbation.

In Glyvrar there is a museum called ’Bygdasavnid Forni’. The church in Glyvrar is originally from 1927 but it was heavily restored in 1981.

From 1903 to 1928 there was a school for navigators in Glyvrar. Graduates from here would become masters of fishing-ships.

Bible translator Victor Danielsen worked as a teacher in Glyvrar in 1914.

The salmon farming company Bakkafrost is based in Glyvrar. Bakkafrost is the largest fish farming company in the Faroe Islands and one of the biggest private employer in the islands, if not the biggest.[1] Bakkafrost is the eight largest fish farming companies in the world.[2]

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