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Gooood Morning Torshavn (pano)
Arriving in the night with some 12 hrs delay at the ferry due to bad weather - checking in at the hotel - opening the curtains of the hotel room in the morning: And there it is the little capital of Torshavn at the Fartoe islands. App. 20.000 inhabitants on some tiny islands in the middle of the North Atlantic.

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From Wiki:
Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy.
The city was founded in the 10th century and may well be the oldest capital in Northern Europe.
The Vikings established their parliament on the Tingenes peninsula in Tórshavn 825 AD. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Sources do not mention a built-up area in Tórshavn until after the Protestant reformation in 1539. Early on Tórshavn became the center of the monopoly trade, therefore being the only legal place for the islanders to sell and buy goods. In 1856 the trade monopoly was abolished and the islands were left open to free trade. The town has grown rapidly ever since the turn of the 20th century into the undisputed administrative, economic and cultural center of the Faroes.

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