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Kala Jensen
Kala Jensen
Jensen at the age of 104
Birth: 3 September 1915
Glyvrar, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Age: 106 years, 139 days
Country: Faroe Islands (Denmark)FRO,DenmarkDEN

Nikala Laurina Franciska "Kala" Jensen (née Vang; born 3 September 1915) is a Faroese centenarian who is currently the oldest living person from the Faroe Islands.


Kala Jensen was born Nicala Laurina Franciska Vang in Glyvrar, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands, on 3 September 1915. Her parents were Joen Martin Vang (1878–1954) and Sunneva Marie Vang (née Nielsen; 1881–1959). She had 8 siblings: Thomina Justinussen (1911–1994), Elsebeth K. Svanhilda Magnussen (1912–2007), Jakup Andrias Johannes Vang (1914–1980), Oluf Sedeus Vang (1916–1975), Sunneva Mathea (1919–1933), Diny Heinesen (1920–2009), Marin Cecilia Kjærbo (1922–2009), and an infant.

In 1941 she married Johannes Albin Jensen (1913–1995), and they had 6 children, including Sunneva Mathea (1943–1945), Myrna Fryborg (1945), and Magna.

On 23 December 2019, she became the oldest living person from the Faroe Islands, following the death of Malla Olsen. In March 2021 she surpassed the final age of Laura Hoejgaard, becoming the oldest woman ever from the Faroe Islands. She is the 2nd-oldest Faroese person overall, behind Theodor Thomassen.

Kala Jensen currently lives in the village of Sumba, on the island of Suduroy, Faroe Islands, at the age of 106 years, 139 days.



Faroe Islands’ Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Anna AskhamMargrethe Egholm • Unidentified (Runavik) • Anna Malene Weihe • Unidentified (Klaksvik) • Theodor Thomassen • Laura Hojgaard • Daniella Olsen • Malla Olsen • Kala Jensen