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[ ˈskɔala ]

( Danish Skåle )
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Skála on the Faroe Islands map
position 62 ° 9 ′  N , 6 ° 46 ′  W Coordinates: 62 ° 9 ′ 0 ″  N , 6 ° 46 ′ 0 ″  W
657 (2007)
Commune Runavíkar kommuna
(since January 1, 2005)
Post Code FO 480
Markatal 40
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við / frá Skála
til Skála

Skála [ ˈskɔala ] or Skáli [ ˈskɔalɪ ] (until 2011) ( Danish name : Skåle ) is a place in the Faroe Islands on the island of Eysturoy . In 2007 there were 657 residents. The place has belonged to the Faroese municipality Runavík since 2005 and has the postcode FO-480.

Skála ÍF football field.

The place has its own football club , which is called Skála Ítróttarfelag .

The former municipality of Skáli also included the place Skálabotnur . Both places have merged and stretch along the Skálafjørður , the longest fjord in the Faroe Islands . Since January 1, 2005, this municipality has merged with that of Runavík .

With the company "Skála Skipasmiðja" ("Skáli Ship Forge") is the largest shipyard in the Faroe Islands.

In 1994 the ship Vasily Adonkin from Murmansk arrived here for repairs. Shortly thereafter, the Russian owner went bankrupt. The eight-man crew got no more money and could not afford the return flight tickets to Murmansk. They were only able to start their journey home two years later.

In the 16th century, the church of Skáli was washed into the sea by a catastrophic storm - along with all churchgoers.

There is a campsite in Skáli. The sports hall also has a publicly accessible cafeteria .

Web links

Commons : Skáli  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Skáli on (information and photos, English)

Individual evidence

  1. "Skáli" was the official name until 2011, which was then changed to "Skála". “Skála” is basically just the inflected form of “Skáli”. However, since the place name was mostly used in the inflected form (in Skáli = í Skála etc.) and the nominative form, on the other hand, was rarely used, the majority of the residents decided to introduce the self-name Skála, which has been official since 2011.
  2. Landsverk broytir bygdaskelti. In: Landsverk, January 20, 2011, accessed June 5, 2019 (Faroese).