|Municipality and village|
Norðdepil and Hvannasund
Location of Hvannasunds kommuna in the Faroe Islands
|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Constituent country||Faroe Islands|
|Population (1 January 2006)|
|• Summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
|Postal code||FO 740|
Hvannasund is located on the west coast of the island of Viðoy. It faces Norðdepil on Borðoy. The villages are connected to each other by a causeway. A large cracked rock rests in an area just north of Hvannasund. An old legend details that the rock, called Skrudhettan, broke the very moment that Jesus was born.
On 26 May 2008, the ocean inexplicably receded 2½ – 3 metres before suddenly hitting the area with great strength. A couple of days later, it was reported that a mini-tsunami had hit Hvannasund. There were no injuries or fatalities.
On 3 September 2008, a majority of the town council, notably excluding the mayor, announced that there would be a referendum on merging Hvannasund municipality with the municipality of Klaksvík. The referendum was held on 17 September. Of the 321 eligible, 278 cast their votes. The result was 68 in favor, 208 against and 2 blanks, thus the merger was rejected.
Towns in municipality
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