Northern Isles shown in yellow.

The six islands in the northeast of the Faroe Islands are together referred to as Norðoyar, i.e. the Northern Isles (Danish: Norderøerne). These Islands from west to east are Kalsoy, Kunoy, Borðoy, Viðoy, Svínoy and Fugloy. Klaksvík is the biggest settlement of the region. Norðoyar is sometimes spelled Norðoyggjar.

In the 1946 independence referendum, 67.3% of Norðoyar voters chose independence, the highest proportion out of any Faroese region.[1]

Further reading [ edit ]

  • Christiansen, Hans T., Rói Patursson, and Sörensen Björn. Norðoyar. Stockholm: Informationsgruppen AB, 1989. ISBN 91-86004-77-8

Coordinates: 62°16′55″N6°32′35″W / 62.282°N 6.543°W / 62.282; -6.543

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Faroe Islands, 14 September 1946: Status Direct Democracy (in German)

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