Eystur Municipality

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Eystur Municipality
Eystur kommuna
Location of Eystur Municipality
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Eysturoy
Area
 • Total 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 1,939
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)

Eystur Municipality (Eysturkommuna) is a municipality (kommuna) in the Faroe Islands.

Eystur means East. In Faroese it is called Eysturkommuna (East Municipality). It covers a part of the island of Eysturoy. The municipality was created on 1 January 2009 from the merger of Leirvík and Gøta municipalities. It includes the villages of Leirvík, Norðragøta, Gøtueiði, Gøtugjógv and Syðrugøta, as well as other small settlements.

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Coordinates: 62°06′56″N 6°43′20″W / 62.11556°N 6.72222°W / 62.11556; -6.72222