"Torshavn" Tórshavn by JessieLang
Tórshavn Travel Guide: 128 reviews and 339 photos
There are 18 islands in the Faroes; 17 of them inhabited. Torshavn is the capital and the largest city (19,000 people.) Sheep are important, and there are almost as many sheep as there are people in the Islands.
Torshavn was founded in the 10th Century, and may be the oldest capital in Europe.
- Pros:colorful and historic
- Cons:Pretty cool climate
- In a nutshell:Fishing village with a long history
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