Eystur Municipality

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

Eystur Municipality
Eystur kommuna
Location of Eystur Municipality
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Faroe Islands
 • Total42 km2 (16 sq mi)
 • Total2,156
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)

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