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The inhabited large island of Streymoy is part of (the island group) Faroe Islands and is located in the country of Faroe Islands, Northern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 381 km. The nearest (main) land is Great Britain and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 377.6 km2 and is therefore 0.994 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 161.9 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 47 km by 12 km (maximum width). The island is Northwest - Southeast oriented. The highest point is 789 meter and is named Kopsenni. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 62.13 (62°7'37.2576), -7 (-7°0'13.1868).


The population is 22 and the population density is thus on 60 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Tórshavn (located in the South-southeast of the island). Other places on the island are: Kollafjørður, Hoyvík, Argir, Vestmanna. The island is located in the Center of the country Faroe Islands. It is located in the administrative unit Streymoy Region (local administrative level-name sýsla), in the municipalities : 1) Streymoy 2) Hestur 3) Koltur 4) Nólsoy (local administrative level-name Kommuner).
The island is accessible by car (by means of ferry or bridge). The distance from Western-Europe (The Netherlands) is about 1725 km. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. There are ferry connections with car to other (neighboring) island (s). There are also (seasonal) ferry connections for pedestrians (-cyclists) with other (neighboring) island(s). Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.



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