Heimaey

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Heimaey
Vestmannaeyjar archipelago topographic map-en.svg
The Vestmannaeyjar archipelago with Heimaey at the top right.
Geography
Location Iceland
Coordinates63°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
ArchipelagoVestmannaeyjar
Total islands15
Area13.4 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Highest pointEldfell
Administration
Demographics
Population4,500
Pop. density335.8/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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