Tórshavn Municipality

Tórshavn Municipality[2] (Tórshavnar kommuna) is the municipality of the Faroese capital Tórshavn and its surroundings.

Tórshavn Municipality
Tórshavnar kommuna
Flag of Tórshavn Municipality
Official seal of Tórshavn Municipality
Coat of arms of Tórshavn Municipality
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
IslandsStreymoy
Koltur
Hestur
Nólsoy
Area
 • Total173 km2 (67 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2022)[1]
 • Total22,878
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Websitetorshavn.fo

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 22,868 (March 2022) or 42.1% of the total population of the islands.[3]

It contains the following towns and villages:

Population progressionEdit

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 2020
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 21,926

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Tórshavn's municipal council consists of 13 members, elected every four years.

Election Party Total
seats
Turnout Elected
mayor
A B C E F
2016 2 1 5 4 1 13 79.5% Annika Olsen (A)
2020 2 1 6 3 1 81.0% Heðin Mortensen (C)[4]
Data from Kvf.fo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Population, municipalities and villages Statistics Faroe Islands
  2. ^ "Tórshavnar kommuna".
  3. ^ "Tórshavnar kommuna".
  4. ^ "Tórshavnar býráð 2021 - 2024". Tórshavnar kommuna (in Faroese).

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