List of islands of the Faroe Islands

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Islands of the Faroe Islands
Native name: Føroyar
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Geography
Location Norwegian Sea, Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 62°00′N 06°47′W / 62.000°N 6.783°W / 62.000; -6.783
Archipelago Faroe Islands
Total islands 18
Major islands Streymoy, Eysturoy, Vágar, Suðuroy
Area 1,399 km2 (540 sq mi)
Highest elevation 882 m (2,894 ft)
Highest point Slættaratindur
Country
Faroe Islands
Largest settlement Tórshavn (pop. 12 393)
Demographics
Population 48451 (as of 2007)
Density 36 /km2 (93 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Faroese,
Danish

This is a list of islands of the Faroe Islands. There are 18 islands, of which Lítla Dímun is the only one uninhabited. Besides these 18 islands there are also several islets and skerries in the Faroes.

Name Area [km²][1] Population Population density [inh./km²] Main settlements Sýsla (District)
Streymoy 373.5 22,450 60.1 Tórshavn and Vestmanna Streymoy
Eysturoy 286.3 10,726 37.5 Fuglafjørður and Runavík Eysturoy
Vágar 177.6 3,064 17.3 Míðvágur and Sørvágur Vágar
Suðuroy 166.0 4,680 28.2 Tvøroyri and Vágur Suðuroy
Sandoy 112.1 1,283 11.4 Sandur Sandoy
Borðoy 95.0 4,940 52.0 Klaksvík Norðoyar
Viðoy 41.0 596 14.5 Viðareiði Norðoyar
Kunoy 35.5 129 3.6 Kunoy (village) Norðoyar
Kalsoy 30.9 94 3.0 Mikladalur and Húsar Norðoyar
Svínoy 27.4 32 1.3 Svínoy Norðoyar
Fugloy 11.0 38 3.5 Kirkja Norðoyar
Nólsoy 10.3 235 22.8 Nólsoy Streymoy
Mykines 10.3 14 1.4 Mykines Vágar
Skúvoy 10.0 36 3.2 Skúvoy Sandoy
Hestur 6.1 25 4.1 Hestur Streymoy
Stóra Dímun 2.7 8 3.0 Dímun Sandoy
Koltur 2.5 1 0.4 Koltur Streymoy
Lítla Dímun 0.8 0 - Suðuroy
Total 1,396 48,351 Ø 34.6

See also[edit]

Geography of the Faroe Islands

Subdivisions of the Faroe Islands

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands in figures 2012, Argir 2012, ISSN 1603-8479, S. 7 (PDF)