July 9, 2014

1138 DENMARK (Faroe Islands) - Kamarið Cliff in Suðuroy

Covering 163.7 square kilometres and being inhabited by 4,678 people, Suðuroy (literally South Island) is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. It is the island which has the most islets and skerries (263), and also the only of the 18 islands of the Faroes which has a coalmine still active. The highest point of Suðuroy is the mountain Gluggarnir (610m), but the most famous peak is definitely the mountain of Beinisvørð north-west of the village of Sumba. The Beinisvørð and its scenery have been praised by the local poet Poul F. Joensen (1898–1970), as well as other Faroese poets. The western side of the island has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of its significance as a breeding site for seabirds, especially Northern Fulmars, European Storm Petrels, European Shags, Black-legged Kittiwakes, Atlantic Puffins, Common Guillemots and Black Guillemots. On the postcard is Kamarið (The Chamber), near the village Vágur, situated on the east coast of the island on the Vágsfjørður fjord.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Traditional Women's professions, designed by Anker Eli Petersen and issued on February 21, 2011:
• The Midwife (6,00 DKK)
• The Nurse (16,00 DKK) - it's on the postcard

Suðuroy - Wikipedia
Traditional Women's professions - Posta Faroe Islands

Sender: Natasha
sent from ??? (Faroe Islands), on ??.06.2014
photo: Daniela Schmid

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