Extreme points of the Faroe Islands

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The extreme points of the Faroe Islands include the coordinates that are further north, south, east or west than any other location in the Faroe Islands; and the highest and the lowest elevations in the territory.

The latitude and longitude are expressed in decimal degree notation, in which a positive latitude value refers to the northern hemisphere, and a negative value refers to the southern hemisphere. Similarly, a positive longitude value refers to the eastern hemisphere, and a negative value refers to the western hemisphere. The coordinates used in this article are sourced from Google Earth, which makes use of the World Geodetic System (WGS) 84, a geodetic reference system.

Latitude and longitude[edit]

Heading Location Coordinates[nb 1] Ref
North Enniberg, Viðoy 62°24′00″N 6°34′00″W / 62.400000°N 6.566667°W / 62.400000; -6.566667 (Viðoy (Northernmost)) [1]
South Munkurin, south of Suðuroy 61°21′00″N 6°40′00″W / 61.350000°N 6.666667°W / 61.350000; -6.666667 (Munkurin (Northernmost)) [2]
West Gáadrangur, a rock to the west of Mykines 62°06′00″N 7°47′00″W / 62.100000°N 7.783333°W / 62.100000; -7.783333 (Mykines (Westernmost)) [3]
East Stapin, a sea stack east of Fugloy 62°20′00″N 6°16′00″W / 62.333333°N 6.266667°W / 62.333333; -6.266667 (Cape Shabla (Easternmost)) [4]

Altitude[edit]

Extremity Name Elevation Location Coordinates Ref
Highest Slættaratindur 882 m (2,894 ft) Eysturoy 62°10′48″N 7°00′00″W / 62.1800°N 7.0000°W / 62.1800; -7.0000 (Slættaratindur (Highest))
Lowest Atlantic Ocean and Norwegian Sea 0 m (0.0 ft) Sea Coast

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Coordinates obtained from Google Earth. Google Earth makes use of the WGS84 geodetic reference system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Maps (Viðoy)". Google. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Google Maps (Munkurin)". Google. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Google Maps (Mykines)". Google. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Google Maps (Fugloy)". Google. Retrieved 2008-12-13.