- For gifts given by Muslims on the day of Eid, see Eidi (gift).
|Municipality and village|
Location of Eiði municipality in the Faroe Islands
|State||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Constituent country||Faroe Islands|
|Population (1 January 2006)|
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Its name means isthmus in the Faroese language. The town has a population of 669 inhabitants. Eiði was settled by vikings in the 9th century AD. In the center of the village there is a large stone church from 1881.
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.
- Media related to Eiði at Wikimedia Commons
- Faroeislands.dk: Eiði Images and description of all cities on the Faroe Islands
- eiði.com Local link collection
- Municipality of Eiði