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)
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