Heimaey

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Heimaey
Vestmannaeyjar archipelago topographic map-en.svg
The Vestmannaeyjar archipelago with Heimaey at the top right.
Geography
Location  Iceland
Coordinates 63°26′N 20°16′W / 63.433°N 20.267°W / 63.433; -20.267Coordinates: 63°26′N 20°16′W / 63.433°N 20.267°W / 63.433; -20.267
Archipelago Vestmannaeyjar
Total islands 15
Area 13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Highest point Eldfell
Administration
Demographics
Population 4,500
Pop. density 335.8 /km2 (870 /sq mi)

Heimaey (English: Home Island) is an island in Iceland. It is the largest island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago (at 13.4 square kilometres or 5.2 sq mi.) The island is 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles) away from the south coast of Iceland. It is the only populated island in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, with a population of 4,500 people.

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