Hörgársveit

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Hörgársveit
Horgarsveit map.png
Location of the municipality
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Region Northeastern Region
Manager Guðmundur Sigvaldason
Area 893 km2
Population 559
Density 0.63/km2
Number 6515
Website horgarsveit.is

Hörgársveit is a municipality located in north-central Iceland, in Northeastern Region. Its seat is the village of Lónsbakki.

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.

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