View of the lake Lagarfljót
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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, 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.
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.
During the building of the Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant the population increased sharply but fell down to its normality after the construction.
Notes and references
- Political division
- Mainly statistical division
- Infos on Statistics Iceland (2011)
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