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Syðrugøta (Danish: Sydregøte) is a village on the east coast of the Faroese island of Eysturoy in Eystur Municipality.

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Syðrugøta is located in Denmark Faroe Islands
Location in the Faroe Islands
Coordinates: 62°11′12″N 6°45′12″W
StateFlag_of_Denmark_%28state%29.svg Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent countryFlag_of_the_Faroe_Islands.svg Faroe Islands
MunicipalityEystur Municipality
 (December 2022)[1]
Time zoneGMT
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (EST)
Postal code
FO 513

The December 2022 population was 491. Its postal code is FO 513.

The famous Faroese singer Eivør Pálsdóttir was born here in 1983. Also Tróndur í Gøtu, the most famous Faroe Islander of the Viking age in Faroese history, is said to have lived in the village. Many stories and facts back up that claim.

Several excavations have shown that Syðrugøta is one of the oldest settlements in the Faroe Islands. During many excavations up to the latest one in 2006, remains from the first settlements have been found. Many believe that the great Norse chieftain, Tróndur í Gøtu lived and had his chiefdom in Syðrugøtu – among many reasons why, is because of the good view he would have had out to the horizon and the short distance to his fleet, stationed at Undir Gøtueiði. There are still many unexcavated ruins of centuries-old farmhouses buried in the ground in Syðrugøtu.