Fljótsdalshreppur

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Fljótsdalshreppur
Municipality
View of the lake Lagarfljót
View of the lake Lagarfljót
Municipal location
Municipal location
Coordinates: 64°49′48″N 15°30′00″W / 64.83000°N 15.50000°W / 64.83000; -15.50000
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Austurland
County Norður-Múlasýsla
Area
 • Total 1,516 km2 (585 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 80
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Postal code 701
Website Official website

Fljótsdalshreppur, also known as Fljótsdalur, is a municipality of eastern Iceland located in the region of Austurland. With a population of 80, as of 2011,[3] it is one of the lesser populated municipalities of the nation. The power house of Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in Fljótsdalur. The author Gunnar Gunnarsson was born in Fljótsdalur and in 1939 built a house at Skriðuklaustur designed by German architect Fritz Höger.

Geography[edit]

The municipality Fljótsdalshreppur is located in the valley Fljótsdalur (Valley of the River) close to the glacier of Vatnajökull, to the lake of Lagarfljót and south of the forrest of Hallormstaður. Hengifoss, the third highest waterfall in Iceland, 128 meters, is located in Hengifossá in Fljótsdalshreppur.

Demographics[edit]

During the building of the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant the population increased sharply but fell down to its normality after the construction.

Date Population
1998
100
1999
96
2000
90
2001
86
2002
82
2003
84
2004
100
2005
260
2006
376
2007
526
2008
394
2009
135
2010
89
2011
80
Hengifoss, Fljótsdalur, Iceland
Fljótsdalur

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Infos on Statistics Iceland (2011)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°49′48″N 15°30′00″W / 64.83000°N 15.50000°W / 64.83000; -15.50000