Hörgársveit

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Hörgársveit
Municipality
Location of the Municipality of Hörgársveit
Location of the Municipality of Hörgársveit
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Norðurland eystra
County Eyjafjarðarsýsla
Area
 • Total 894 km2 (345 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 600
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website
Arnarneshreppur
Former Municipality
Location of the former Municipality of Arnarneshreppur
Location of the former Municipality of Arnarneshreppur
Country  Iceland
Hörgárbyggð
Former Municipality
Location of the former Municipality of Hörgárbyggð
Location of the former Municipality of Hörgárbyggð
Country  Iceland

Hörgársveit is a municipality located in north-central Iceland, in Norðurland eystra. Its seat is the village of Lónsbakki and as of 2011 the population was 600.[3]

History[edit]

The former municipality of Hörgárbyggð was formed on 1 January 2001 by the union of the municipalities of Skriða (Skriðuhreppur), Öxnadalur (Öxnadalshreppur) and Glæsibær (Glæsibæjarhreppur). In 2010 Hörgárbyggð merged with the municipality of Arnarnes (Arnarneshreppur) to form the current municipality of Hörgársveit.

Geography[edit]

Located on the Eyjafjörður, to the north of Akureyri, Hörgársveit is made up of several villages, principally Þelamörk, Lónsbakki (115 inhabitants) and Hjalteyri (37 inhabitants), the seat of the former municipality of Arnarnes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Statistics Iceland - Population of Municipalities

External links[edit]