Skálafjørður (village)

Skálafjørður (Danish: Skålefjord), also known as Skálabotnur, is a village at the end of the Skálafjørður fjord on the Faroese island of Eysturoy located in Runavík Municipality. It changed its official name from Skálabotnur into Skálafjørður in 2019.[2]

Skálabotnur
Skálafjørður
Village
Skálabotnur is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Skálabotnur
Skálabotnur
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°11′52″N 6°50′59″W / 62.19778°N 6.84972°W / 62.19778; -6.84972Coordinates: 62°11′52″N 6°50′59″W / 62.19778°N 6.84972°W / 62.19778; -6.84972
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
IslandEysturoy
MunicipalityRunavík Municipality
Founded17th century
Population
 (April 2022)[1]
 • Total134
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 485
ClimateCfc

The 2015 population was 111. Its postal code is FO 485.

On 11 March 2019 a non-binding referendum on the official name of the village was held. 65% voted in favour of Skálafjørður while 35% chose Skálabotnur. The turnout was 74/83 (89%). Because the name Skálafjørður is usually inflected in the third case and preceded by the preposition í, thus as Í Skálafirði, confusion with the fjord-of-the-same-name may be limited.[3]

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  1. ^ Population, municipalities and villages Statistics Faroe Islands
  2. ^ "Avgjørt: Bygdin skal eita Skálafjørður".
  3. ^ "Avgjørt: Bygdin skal eita Skálafjørður".

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