Nes, Vágur

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Nes, seen from the main road between Porkeri and Vágur
Nes, seen from the main road between Porkeri and Vágur
Nes is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 61°28′20″N 6°45′33″W / 61.47222°N 6.75917°W / 61.47222; -6.75917Coordinates: 61°28′20″N 6°45′33″W / 61.47222°N 6.75917°W / 61.47222; -6.75917
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Suðuroy
Municipality Vágs kommuna
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 35
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 925
Climate Cfc

Nes (Danish: Næs) is a village on the Faroese island of Suðuroy located in the municipality of Vágur (Vágs kommuna). It is located west of Porkeri and east of Vágur.

It should not be confused with another village by the same name on Eysturoy (see Nes, Eysturoy). There is another village in Suðuroy with the same name, it is located on the southern side of the bay of Hvalba. Nes means cape in the Faroese language.

Artist Ruth Smith Lived in Nes[edit]

Faroese stamp with one of Ruth Smith's paintings as motive.

One of the most famous artists (painter) of the Faroe Islands Ruth Smith (1913–1958) lived in the small village Nes the last years of her life. Several of her artworks have motives from Nes. Some of them can be seen in the Ruth Smith Art Museum in Vágur and some in Listasavn Føroya in Tórshavn.

View to Beinisvørð from Nes[edit]

Nes lyes beside the fjord Vágsfjørður. From Nes one gets a view towards south to two other villages, which are on the other side of the fjords Vágsfjørður and Lopransfjørður. The villages are Akrar and Lopra. One can also see the promontory sea cliff Beinisvørð, which rises 470 metres above the sea, the top of it rises above the village Lopra.

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