Tórshavnar Municipality

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Tórshavnar Municipality
Tórshavnar kommuna
Location of Tórshavnar Municipality
Coordinates: 62°02′N 6°53′W / 62.04°N 6.88°W / 62.04; -6.88Coordinates: 62°02′N 6°53′W / 62.04°N 6.88°W / 62.04; -6.88
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Faroe Islands
Island Streymoy
Koltur
Hestur
Nólsoy
Area
 • Total 173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 19,500
 • Density 112/km2 (290/sq mi)
Website torshavn.fo

Tórshavnar Municipality (Tórshavnar kommuna) is the municipality of the Faroese capital Tórshavn and its surroundings.

The municipality covers the southern half of Streymoy island and adjacent minor islands. It became an independent municipality in 1866.

Population progression[edit]

Progression of the population of Tórshavn since 1801:

Population of Tórshavn
Year 1801 1854 1900 1925 1950 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2005 2007
Population 554 900 1,656 2,896 5,607 11,329 12,641 13,507 14,689 13,781 15,844 16,121 16,469 17,777 18,067 18,420 19,282 19,339

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