Saltangará

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Saltangará
Village
Saltangará is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Saltangará
Saltangará
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°7′3″N 6°43′7″W / 62.11750°N 6.71861°W / 62.11750; -6.71861Coordinates: 62°7′3″N 6°43′7″W / 62.11750°N 6.71861°W / 62.11750; -6.71861
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Runavík Municipality
Founded 1846
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 836
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 600
Climate Cfc

Saltangará (Danish: Saltangerå) is a village in the Faroe Islands, on the island of Eysturoy.

Saltangará was founded in 1846 and is situated on the eastern side of Eysturoys Skalafjordur-inlet between Rituvík and Søldarfjørður.[1]

The name is derived from three words: angar comes from the Old Norse angr which means a fjord or bay; á means a stream; and salt has the same meaning in Faroese, Icelandic and English.[1]

The village is located in Runavík Municipality along with Æðuvík, Glyvur, Runavík, Rituvík, Skipanes, Søldarfjørdur, Elduvík, Funningsfjørdur, Glyvrar, Oyndarfjørdur, Skáli, Skálafjørdur, Lambi and Lambareidi.

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  1. ^ a b Brandt, Don (2006). More Stamps and Story of the Faroe Islands (pdf). 1. Tórshavn: Postverk Føroya. p. 35. ISBN 99918-3-191-6. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 

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