Torshavn is the capital and largest settlement of the territorial autonomy of the Faroe Islands within the Danish kingdom. Located on the southeast coast of Streimy Island.
To the north-west of the city is Mount Husarein (347 m), to the south-west - Kirchuborein [hu] (350 m), between which the Sandoa River flows. As of 2019, 19 165 people live within Torshavn, taking into account the surrounding area - 21 078 people.
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After the organization by the ancient Scandinavians of the first national assembly on the Thinganes peninsula in 850 AD. e. Torshavn became the capital of the Faroe Islands. Throughout the Middle Ages, the citadel of the city was located exclusively on a narrow peninsula jutting into the sea.
After the establishment of the trade monopoly of Torshavn on the islands, their inhabitants began to sell and purchase goods directly in the city. After the liquidation of the trade monopoly in 1856, the Faroes began to implement the idea of free trade.