Islets and skerries in the Faroes

Islets And Skerries In The Faroes

Islets and skerries in the Faroes

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Besides the 18 islands of the Faroes there are also several islets and skerries. The Faroe Islands consist of 779 islands, islets and skerries. The islets are small and are geographical parts of the larger islands. Suðuroy consists of 263 islands, islets and skerries, which is the largest number. The islets are measured in square hectometres, the largest being comparable in size to the smallest island, Lítla Dímun.

Here is a list of the largest islets:

1. Tindhólmur (65,0 sqhm), at Sørvágur Vágar<br />2. Mykineshólmur (45,0 sqhm), at Mykines <br />3. Trøllhøvdi (19,0 sqhm), at Skopun Sandoy<br />4. Gáshólmur (10,0 sqhm), at Sørvágur Vágar <br />5. Tjaldavíkshólmur (7,5 sqhm), at Øravík Suðuroy <br />6. Sumbiarhólmur (7,0 sqhm), at Sumba Suðuroy <br />7. Lopranshólmur (3,4 sqhm), at Lopra Suðuroy <br />8. Kirkjubøhólmur (2,0 sqhm), at Kirkjubøur Streymoy <br />9. Hovshólmur (1,7 sqhm), at Hov Suðuroy <br />10. Hoyvíkshólmur (0,8 sqhm), at Hoyvík Streymoy <br />11. Baglhólmur (0,8 sqhm), at Víkarbyrgi Suðuroy<br />12. Grønhólmur, (0,4 sqhm), at Streymnes Streymoy<br />

Besides these islets there are also numerous skerries arount the Faroes. The most famous is probably Sumbiarsteinur (also known as Munkurin in the south of Suðuroy. Munkurin means the...
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