Eiði Municipality

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Eiði Municipality

Eiðis kommuna
View of Eiði
View of Eiði
Location of Eiði Municipality
Coordinates: 62°17′57″N 7°05′25″W / 62.299167°N 7.090278°W / 62.299167; -7.090278Coordinates: 62°17′57″N 7°05′25″W / 62.299167°N 7.090278°W / 62.299167; -7.090278
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
IslandsEysturoy
Area
 • Total37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total687
 • Density18.57/km2 (48.1/sq mi)
Websitewww.eidi.fo

Eiði Municipality (Eiðis kommuna) is a municipality of the Faroe Islands.[1] The town of Eiði is the administrative centre. Its area comprises a northwesterly part of the island of Eysturoy. In 2015 it had a population of 687 people. It contains the settlements of Eiði, Ljósá and Svínáir.[2]

Geography[edit]

The municipality contains Lake Eiði, which is situated between Eiði and Ljósá on the northwest side of Eysturoy. The Breiðá River flows nearby. Eiði power plant, the largest hydroelectric power station in the Faroe Islands, lies on the lake.[3] The power plant opened in 1987, and is owned by the power producer and distributor SEV. A 100 metres (330 ft) long pipe, capable of holding some 17,000,000 m³ of water, feeds the plant, running from a tunnel leading up a nearby mountain.[3]

Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, with an elevation of 880 metres (2,890 ft) is located between the villages of Eiði, Gjógv, and Funningur.[4][5]

Sport[edit]

The main football club in Eiði Municipality was Eiðis Bóltfelag, established in 1913,[6] but it merged with Streymur Hvalvik in 1993 to form EB/Streymur. The club's home ground though is based in Streymnes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eiðis kommuna". Eidi.fo. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Eiðis kommuna" (in Danish). Visiteysturoy.fo. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Eiðisverkið". SEV. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Slættaratindur 880 metrar" (in Danish). Nam.fo. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ Google (15 September 2016). "Eiði Municipality" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Eiðis Bóltfelag 100 ár – Tey máttu byrja heilt umaftur (3)" (in Danish). Hvannrok.fo. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "EB/Streymur" (in Danish). Uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.