Tórshavn Municipality

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Tórshavn Municipality
Tórshavnar kommuna
Location of Tórshavn 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
Islands Streymoy
Koltur
Hestur
Nólsoy
Area
 • Total 173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 20,885
 • Density 121/km2 (310/sq mi)
Website torshavn.fo

Tórshavn Municipality[1] (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 and has an area of 173 km2. It became an independent municipality in 1866 and is the largest in the Faroes. The municipality has a population of about 20,600 (May 2016) or 41.8% of the total population of the islands.[2]

It contains the following towns and villages:

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 2015 2017
Population 554 900 1,656 2,896 5,607 11,329 12,641 16,118 17,703 16,500 16,925 17,253 17,498 17,890 18,245 18,570 19,282 19,318 20,198 20,885

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