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*'''Faroese løgting (The Faronese parliament)''', Tinganes. An impressive dark red structure with a green roof located on the water front.  The parliament has been meeting at this site since 900AD.  
 
*'''Faroese løgting (The Faronese parliament)''', Tinganes. An impressive dark red structure with a green roof located on the water front.  The parliament has been meeting at this site since 900AD.  
 
*'''Tórshavn Cathedral'''. An attractive white building with clock tower - established in 1788.
 
*'''Tórshavn Cathedral'''. An attractive white building with clock tower - established in 1788.
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*'''The Nordic House'''. The main cultural instituition on the islands.
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*'''The Historical Museum'''. Well worth a visit.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:10, 14 May 2007

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands.

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The city was founded in the 10th century and named after Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. Currently the city has a population of around 20,000.

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  • Faroese løgting (The Faronese parliament), Tinganes. An impressive dark red structure with a green roof located on the water front. The parliament has been meeting at this site since 900AD.
  • Tórshavn Cathedral. An attractive white building with clock tower - established in 1788.
  • The Nordic House. The main cultural instituition on the islands.
  • The Historical Museum. Well worth a visit.

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