Fjarðabyggð

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Fjarðabyggð
Municipality
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
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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:

References[edit]

  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