🇫🇴 Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands. It is in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the north-west of the city lies the 347-meter-high (1,138 ft) mountain Húsareyn, and to the south-west, the 350-meter-high (1,150 ft) Kirkjubøreyn. They are separated by the Sandá River.
The Norse established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in AD 850. Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands' trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell and buy goods. In 1856, the trade monopoly was abolished and the islands were left open to free trade.
Tórshavn was ranked #780 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Tórshavn has a population of over 19,165 people. Tórshavn also forms the centre of the wider Tórshavn metropolitan area which has a population of over 21,078 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Tórshavn is twinned with: 🇳🇴 Asker, Norway; 🇮🇸 Garðabær, Iceland; 🇮🇸 Reykjavík, Iceland; 🇫🇮 Jakobstad, Finland; 🇦🇽 Mariehamn, Åland; 🇸🇪 Eslöv, Sweden; 🇩🇰 Birkerød, Denmark; 🇮🇹 Riolunato, Italy