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The French hospital, l´hopital francais

For 70 years,the French Hospital was located in the former agglommeration of Hafnarnes in Fáskskrúðsfjörður, having been moved by sea from the village of Búðir in 1939 . Originally it was built in 1903 as a hospital for the French sailors who frequented the banks off the shore during that period. The declining building was moved back to Fáskrúðsfjörður in the autumn of 2010 for restauration purposes.

The French hospital, l´hopital francais
GPS Points N64° 55' 38.248" W14° 0' 14.436"
Postal code

750

Road number

96

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Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

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