Djúpivogur

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Djúpavogshreppur
Djupavogshreppur map.png
Location of the municipality
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Region Eastern Region
Manager Gauti Jóhannesson
Area 1,133 km2
Population 470
Density 0.41/km2
Number 7617
Postal code(s) 765
Website djupivogur.is

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.

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)
Average 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 [1]

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.[2]

See also[edit]

Æðarstein lighthouse

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Djupivogur, Iceland". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ 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