Húsar

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Húsar
Husum
village
Húsar Church
Húsar Church
Location of Húsa Municipality in the Faroe Islands
Location of Húsa Municipality in the Faroe Islands
Húsar is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Húsar
Húsar
Location of Húsar village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°15′54″N 6°40′53″W / 62.26500°N 6.68139°W / 62.26500; -6.68139Coordinates: 62°15′54″N 6°40′53″W / 62.26500°N 6.68139°W / 62.26500; -6.68139
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Kalsoy
Municipality Húsa Municipality
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 53
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 796
Climate Cfc

Húsar (Danish: Husum) is a village on the island of Kalsoy in the Faroe Islands.

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Húsar

Húsar is located on the east coast and the southern part of the island of Kalsoy. Húsar is connected to Klaksvík by a ferry that visits the village three times a day. From Húsar the other villages on the island can be reached by bus.

Húsar is the oldest of the villages on Kalsoy. Húsar church, which is made of stone, was built in 1920.

The majority of the municipality's employees are affiliated with the primary industries; fisheries and livestock. Húsar is involved in fish farming, particularly the production of fry and fingerling. The fry are grown for 1½ to 2 years. After that it is placed in sea farms where it will grow into adult fish.

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