Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417
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Church of Glyvrar
Church of Glyvrar
Glyvrar is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°7′53″N 6°43′27″W / 62.13139°N 6.72417°W / 62.13139; -6.72417
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
MunicipalityRunavíkar kommuna
 (March 2023)[1]
 • Total469
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 625

Glyvrar (Danish: Glibre) is a village located on Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands.

It is one of several villages on the east side of the Skálafjørður fjord that have grown into a 10-kilometre-long conurbation.

In Glyvrar there is a museum called ’Bygdasavnid Forni’. The church in Glyvrar was originally built in 1927, but it was heavily restored in 1981.

From 1903 to 1928 there was a school for navigators in Glyvrar. Graduates from here would become masters of fishing-ships.

The Bible translator Victor Danielsen worked as a teacher in Glyvrar in 1914.

The salmon-farming company Bakkafrost is based in Glyvrar. Bakkafrost is the largest fish farming company in the Faroe Islands and one of the biggest private employers in the islands, if not the biggest.[2] Bakkafrost is the eighth largest fish-farming company in the world.[3]

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  1. ^ Population, municipalities and villages Statistics Faroe Islands
  2. ^ "Bakkafrost Chief Financial Officer quits". 7 October 2014. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  3. ^ " - Føroysk alifyritøka er áttinda størst í heiminum". Archived from the original on 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2015-09-23.

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