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Name: Skopun Municipality: Skopunar (list of municipalities) Leave cursor on image to see image text 
Population 484 (01.01.06) Football team: -  
Zip: FO 240 Rowing Club: -  
Location: N61°54'11 W6°52'29      
         

Skopun lies on the north-tip of the island Sandoy.
The village was founded in 1833 but the place was also inhabited in the middle ages.

The inhabitants of Skopun traditionally were seamen and did not own land. This explains why the houses
in Skopun are lying so close to each other.

When a new church was built in Vestmanna the timber from the old one was used to build a church in Skopun in1897.

In 1918 the road connecting Skopun and Sandur was made. That was the first road between two villages on the Faroe Islands.

The harbour in Skopun was made in 1926. It has been improved and enlarged many times due to the difficult natural conditions. In 1982 the harbour was provided with a gate that can be closed when the weather is bad.

There used to be a plantation in Skopun but it was razed to the ground by a hurricane in 1988.

The graveyard in Skopun is actually located in the municipality of Sandur as the border between the two
municipalities for some reason is located between Skopun and its graveyard.

 
         
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