Selatrað

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Selatrað
Village
Harbour of Selatrað, Eysturoy
Harbour of Selatrað, Eysturoy
Selatrað is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Selatrað
Selatrað
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°9′31″N 6°52′41″W / 62.15861°N 6.87806°W / 62.15861; -6.87806Coordinates: 62°9′31″N 6°52′41″W / 62.15861°N 6.87806°W / 62.15861; -6.87806
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Municipality Sjóvar Municipality
Population (2010)
 • Total 38
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code FO 497
Climate Cfc

Selatrað (Danish: Selletræ) is a village on the west coast of the Faroese island Eysturoy in Sjóvar Municipality. The name Selatrað refers to a breeding place for seals.[1]

The 2010 population was 38.[2] Its postal code is FO 497. The village's church, the first in the archipelago made from concrete, was built in 1927. The third biggest plantation in the Faroe Islands is in Selatrað. It was severely damaged in a hurricane in 1988, destroying 2/3 of it. However the biggest trees (20m in height) survived.

Selatrað was once the parliamentary meeting place for the whole of Eysturoy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brandt, Don (2006). More Stamps and Story of the Faroe Islands (pdf). 1. Tórshavn: Postverk Føroya. p. 37. ISBN 99918-3-191-6. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Sjóvar Kommuna". Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

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