Eystur Municipality

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

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

In Faroese, eystur means east and so the municipality is East Municipality. It covers an eastern part of the island of Eysturoy. It was created on 1 January 2009 from the merger of Leirvík and Gøta municipalities. It includes the villages of Norðragøta (the administrative centre), Leirvík, 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