Fljótsdalshérað

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Fljótsdalshérað
Fljotsdalsherad map.png
Location of the municipality
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Region Eastern Region
Mayor Björn Ingimarsson
Area 8,884 km2
Population 3,463
Number 7620
Postal code(s) 700, 701
Website egilsstadir.is

Fljótsdalshérað is a municipality located in eastern Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300.

The wild reindeer of Iceland are most situated in Fljótsdalshérað, where they have a number of 5,000 - 10,000. The largest forest in Iceland, Hallormstaðaskógur is also located in Fljótsdalshérað.

Coordinates: 65°15′50″N 14°23′42″W / 65.264°N 14.395°W / 65.264; -14.395