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The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tˇrshavn.
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The peninsula Tinganes is seat of the Faroese Government in Tˇrshavn.

Tórshavn (Danish: Thorshavn) is the capital of the Faroe Islands, a territory of Denmark. The city is located on Streymoy island and has 18,000 inhabitants. The name of the city means Thor's Harbour, Thor refers to the god of thunder and lightning in Norse Mythology.

The Faroese parliament, the L°gting is located in the old Tinganes area of Tˇrshavn.

The city was founded in the 10th century CE, and was temporarily occupied during World War II by the British (1941-1945).

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Population progression

Progression of the population of Tˇrshavn since 1801:

Year Population
1801 554
1854 approx. 900
1900 1656
1925 2896
1950 5607
1975 11,329
1980 12,641
1985 13,507
1990 14,689
1995 13,781
1997 15,844
1998 16,121
1999 16,469
2000 17,777
2001 18,067
2002 18,420
2020* 23,000
 *Forecast


See also:

Map of the town (large)
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Map of the town (large)

Sport

Football teams in Tˇrshavn:

Handball teams in Tˇrshavn:

External links

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