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|— Village —|
|Autonomous province||Faroe Islands|
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|Postal code||FO 520|
It was the only town in the municipality of Leirvík (Leirvíkar kommuna), however on 1 January 2009, it merged with Gøtu kommuna to make the new municipality called Eysturkommuna.
Apart from the important ferry connection to Klaksvík, Leirvík is also important for its fishing industry.
The Norðoyatunnilin, a submarine tunnel to Klaksvík was opened in April 2006.
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