Nes, Eysturoy

Nes (Danish: Næs) is a village in Nes Municipality on the southwest coast of the Faroese island of Eysturoy.

Nes

Næs
village
Nes
Nes
Location of Nes kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Location of Nes kommuna in the Faroe Islands
Nes is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Nes
Nes
Location of Nes village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°04′47″N 6°42′28″W / 62.07972°N 6.70778°W / 62.07972; -6.70778Coordinates: 62°04′47″N 6°42′28″W / 62.07972°N 6.70778°W / 62.07972; -6.70778
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
IslandEysturoy
Population
 (1 January 2009)
 • Total289
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 655
ClimateCfc

HistoryEdit

The 2005 population of the village of Nes was 230. Besides Nes, the two other towns of Toftir and Saltnes are part of Nes Municipality, which has a total population of 1,267 (as of 31.09.2009). Its postal code is FO 655. Nes was the site of a British military installation during World War II. Nes means cape in the Faroese language, a word related to the English word ness with the same meaning.

Frederik's Church in NesEdit

 
Frederik's Church in Nes

Frederick's Church (Fríðrikskirkjan) was designed by the Faroese architect Høgni Würdig Larsen and was completed on November 27, 1994. It was named in honour of clergyman Fríðrikur Petersen (April 22, 1853 - April 27, 1917) who had served as dean in Nes from 1900 to 1917. [1][2][3]

Noted natives and residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fríðrikur Petersen (1853-1917)". skaldskapur. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Fredericks Church". Posta Faroe Islands. January 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Høgni Würdig Larsen (b. 1951) from Tórshavn". Posta Faroe Islands. Retrieved August 1, 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Nes (Eysturoy) at Wikimedia Commons