Djúpivogur

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Djúpivogur
Town
View of Djúpivogur
View of Djúpivogur
Location of the Municipality of Djúpavogshreppur
Location of the Municipality of Djúpavogshreppur
Djúpivogur is located in Iceland
Djúpivogur
Djúpivogur
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°39′N 14°17′W / 64.650°N 14.283°W / 64.650; -14.283
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Austurland
County Suður-Múlasýsla
Municipality Djúpavogshreppur
Population (2011)
 • Total 352
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website
Eggin í Gleðivík (Eggs at Merry Bay) sculpture

Djúpivogur is a small town and municipality (Djúpavogshreppur) located on a peninsula in eastern Iceland, near the island of Papey and on the fjord Berufjörður. As of 2011, it has a population of 352.

The town is famous in Iceland for being the place with the highest temperature ever recorded in the island. 30.5 °C (87 °F) in June 1939.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Djupivogur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3
(37)
3
(37)
4
(39)
6
(43)
10
(50)
13
(56)
14
(58)
14
(57)
11
(52)
7
(45)
4
(40)
3
(38)
7.7
(46)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(29)
−2
(28)
−2
(29)
−1
(31)
3
(37)
6
(42)
7
(45)
7
(45)
5
(41)
2
(35)
−1
(31)
−2
(29)
1.7
(35.2)
Precipitation cm (inches) 15
(6)
11.4
(4.5)
9.1
(3.6)
8.4
(3.3)
7.9
(3.1)
7.9
(3.1)
9.1
(3.6)
9.9
(3.9)
13
(5.1)
12.4
(4.9)
12.2
(4.8)
14.5
(5.7)
130.8
(51.6)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

History[edit]

By the early nineteenth century, Djúpivogur was 'a tiny port with a Danish colonial trading base'. Hans Jonatan, who had been a slave in Copenhagen, escaped there and became one of Iceland's first people of colour.[4]

See also[edit]

Æðarstein lighthouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Djupivogur, Iceland". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Kristín Loftsdóttir and Gísli Pálsson, 'Black on White: Danish Colonialism, Iceland and the Caribbean', in Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, ed. by Magdalena Naum and Jonas M. Nordin, Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology Volume, 37 (New York: Springer, 2013), pp. 37--52 (quoting p. 47). DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6202-6_3. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-6202-6_3.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°39′N 14°17′W / 64.650°N 14.283°W / 64.650; -14.283