Eiði

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Eiði
Ejde
Municipality and village
Eiði
Eiði
Location of Eiði municipality in the Faroe Islands
Location of Eiði municipality in the Faroe Islands
Eiði is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Eiði
Eiði
Location of Eiði village in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°17′57″N 7°5′25″W / 62.29917°N 7.09028°W / 62.29917; -7.09028
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Population (1 January 2006)
 • Total 652
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Zip FO 470

Eiði [[ˈaiːjɪ] ( )] (local pronunciation: [IPA: [ˈɔiːjɪ]]) (Danish: Ejde) is a large village located on the north-west tip of Eysturoy, Faroe Islands.

Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language. The town has a population of 669 inhabitants. In the center of the village there is a large stone church from 1881. It was built in connection with the village's centennial.

Sports[edit]

The village's football team is EB/Streymur. It was founded 1993 as a merger between Eiðis Bóltfelag and Ítróttarfelagið Streymur.

Geography[edit]

Risin and Kellingin
Eiði bay

Within walking distance of Eiði is the 343-meter-high promontory Eiðiskollur, from the top of which a beautiful view can be had over the sea and the islands, including a view down onto Risin og Kellingin, two legendary rocks that rise 75 meters up from the sea.
A couple of kilometers south-east of Eiði is a dammed lake called Eiðisvatn. The water from the dam supplies a hydroelectric power station below. At Eiði, there is a LORAN-C station. The mast of the facility may be the tallest structure on the Faroe Islands.

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