Population of the Faroe Islands 2018, by island

The Faroe Islands are located approximately halfway between Scotland and Iceland in the North Atlantic. The country is an island group consisting of 18 mountainous islands; all but one are inhabited. It is a self-governing nation within the Kingdom of Denmark. Nevertheless, it is not a member of the European Union. Since 2013, the population of the Faroe Islands increased slightly and reached a number of 50,498 inhabitants as of 2018. At that time, Streymoy was not only the largest island but also the most inhabited, with a population amounting to nearly 23.8 thousand people. Lítla Dímun is the smallest Faroese island and it is uninhabited.

Municipalities 

    Tórshavnar is the municipality of the Faroese capital Tórshavn, covering the southern half of Streymoy. In 2018, the municipality was the largest by population size, reaching a number of just over 21 thousand inhabitants. This equates to roughly 42 percent of the total population of the Faroe Islands.   

 Age and gender 

   When comparing the Faroese population by age and gender, most inhabitants were aged 25 to 59 years old. Among these, there were about 11.4 thousand men and 10.3 thousand women registered. The age group of 67 years and older ranked second. Both genders in this category accounted for nearly four thousand people.   
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Population of the Faroe Islands in 2018, by island
Number of inhabitants
Streymoy23,792
Eysturoy11,267
Borðoy5,179
Suðuroy4,612
Vágar3,217
Sandoy1,243
Viðoy601
Nólsoy216
Kunoy143
Kalsoy81
Fugloy37
Skúvoy32
Svínoy26
Hestur25
Mykines16
Stóra Dímun10
Koltur1
Lítla Dímun0
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