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View of Reyðarfjörður town
View of Reyðarfjörður town
Coat of arms of Fjarðabyggð
Coat of arms
Municipal location
Municipal location
Coordinates: 65°02′N 14°13′W / 65.033°N 14.217°W / 65.033; -14.217
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Austurland
County Suður-Múlasýsla
Seat Reyðarfjörður
 • Total 449 sq mi (1,163 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,583
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Fjarðabyggð ("fjords-settlement") is a municipality located in eastern Iceland, in Austurland.

As of January 2011, it had a total population of approximately 4,600, and is hence the 10th most populous municipality in Iceland.


The municipality was formed in 1998 with the union of the former municipalities of Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður and Reyðarfjörður. Austurbyggð, Fáskrúðsfjarðarhreppur and Mjóafjarðarhreppur were merged into Fjarðabyggð in 2006.[3]


The total area of the municipality is 1,163 km2 (449.04 sq mi). It is composed by the following villages:

Rank Village 2011 Population
1. Neskaupstaður 1,437
2. Reyðarfjörður 1,102
3. Eskifjörður 1,043
4. Fáskrúðsfjörður 662
5. Stöðvarfjörður 203
6. Mjóifjörður 35

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Fjarðabyggð is twinned with:


  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ (Icelandic) Info on municipal website

External links[edit]

Media related to Fjarðabyggð at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 65°02′00″N 14°13′00″W / 65.03333°N 14.21667°W / 65.03333; -14.21667