May 15, 2012

Picture of the Day: Gasadalur Village in the Faroe Islands

 

GÁSADALUR VILLAGE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS

 

Gásadalur

 

Gásadalur is located on the west-side of Vágar, Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over the island of Mykines. The tiny village (of 17 in 2007) is surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar and lies at 62°6’44’N 7°26’5’W. [Source]

The Faroe Islands are an island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The islands form a self-governing country under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. The total area is approximately 1,400 km² (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.

The Faroe Islands has been a self-governing dependency of Denmark since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also has representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation. [Source]

The incredible HDR photograph above was taken by Gareth Codd. It was Explored on Flickr on July 27, 2009 and has since been viewed over 18,000 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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