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—  Municipality  —
Hósvík village within the municipality
Sunda is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°9′N 6°56′W / 62.15°N 6.933°W / 62.15; -6.933
Country  Denmark
Autonomous province  Faroe Islands
Islands Streymoy and Eysturoy
Population (2005)
 - Total 1,547
Time zone GMT
 - Summer (DST) EST (UTC+1)
Postal code

Sunda kommuna is an amalgamated-municipality stretching across vast areas of the two large Faroese islands Streymoy and Eysturoy. Sunda kommuna is formed by the former municipalities of Hósvíkar kommuna, Hvalvíkar kommuna, Saksunar kommuna, Haldarsvíkar kommuna, (former) Sunda kommuna and Gjáar kommuna. It contains the following villages: Hósvík, Streymnes, Hvalvík, Saksun, Langasandur, Haldórsvík, Tjørnuvík, Oyri, Oyrarbakki, Norðskála and Gjógv. Originally Sunda kommuna was a loose cooperation between the small municipalities, but since 2005 these municipalities agreed to amalgamate.

Altogether Sunda kommuna accounts for 1,547 inhabitants, and the population is steadily increasing. The increase is mainly due to the highway that runs right through the municipality connecting the northeastern Faroes with the western and southern parts of the Faroes. This highway - currently one of the main-arteries of the Faroes - also features a bridge across the sound that divides Eysturoy and Streymoy, thus creating a region centred around the bridge.

The major is Kim Durhuus from Hósvík, who in 2009 replaced Heðin Zachariasen.

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