COPENHAGEN, March 1 (Xinhua) -- After 44 years of waiting, the tiny Danish island of Femoe with a population of 154 now has its own postcode, local media reported on Wednesday.
The 11.38-square-km islet, located in the sea between Denmark's two major islands of Zealand and Lolland, has been sharing the postcode of 4930 with nearby Maribo municipality.
Now, it is granted a postcode of 4945 which comes into effect immediately, according to Danish newspaper The Copenhagen Post.
Femoe residents will receive their new health cards with the new code within the next few weeks, the paper said.
"They want their own identity relative to branding for tourism and for easier identification of cellular coverage," Dorthe Winther, the country's small islands association head, was quoted as saying.
"There could also be insurance benefits since there are virtually no break-ins on the island, so getting coverage might be less expensive," Winther added.
There are over 400 islands in Denmark, and some 70 of them are populated while the remainers are uninhabited.