Hósvík

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Hósvík
Village
Hósvík
Hósvík
Hósvík is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Hósvík
Hósvík
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°9′17″N 6°56′25″W / 62.15472°N 6.94028°W / 62.15472; -6.94028Coordinates: 62°9′17″N 6°56′25″W / 62.15472°N 6.94028°W / 62.15472; -6.94028
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Municipality Sunda kommuna
Population
 • Total 281
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 420
Climate ET

Hósvík (Danish: Thorsvig) is a village in the Faroe Islands. It has 281 inhabitants and is located on a bay on Streymoy's east-coast.

The ferry to Selatrað on Eysturoy island used to go from Hósvík, but was superseded by a bridge between the islands.

Hósvík was at one point called Thórsvík or Thors Bay, but was renamed to Hósvík. It was called Thors Bay because of the founder, who was believed to be called Tórhallur.

Hósvík is the current home of Krás, a food production facility which delivers to almost all of the shops in the Faroe Islands. Hósvík is also the home of one of the biggest if not the biggest asphalt storage tanks in the Faroe Islands.

Until 2003 Hósvík was run by an independent local council, but following the local election in 2003 it became a part of the larger Sunda Kommuna.

The church in Hósvík dates from 1929.

Hósvík is also the home city of the shipping company Thor Shipping which is the largest in the Faroe Islands.

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