Húnavatnshreppur

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Húnavatnshreppur
Municipality
Hot springs in Hveravellir
Hot springs in Hveravellir
Official seal of Húnavatnshreppur
Seal
Municipal location
Municipal location
Coordinates: 65°30′57″N 20°22′15″W / 65.51583°N 20.37083°W / 65.51583; -20.37083Coordinates: 65°30′57″N 20°22′15″W / 65.51583°N 20.37083°W / 65.51583; -20.37083
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Norðurland vestra
County Austur-Húnavatnssýsla
Area
 • Total 3,817 km2 (1,474 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 417
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Húnavatnshreppur, also named Húnavatn, is a rural municipality (hreppur) located in north-western Iceland, in Norðurland vestra. As of 2011, the population was of 417.[3]

History[edit]

The municipality was formed on 1 January 2006 by the union of the former municipalities of Sveinsstaðahreppur, Torfalækjarhreppur, Svínavatnshreppur and Bólstaðarhlíðarhreppur.

Geography[edit]

Húnavatn is one of the largest Icelandic municipalities. Its souther borders touch the glaciers of Hofsjökull and Langjökull. In the south are situated also the hot springs in Hveravellir.

References[edit]

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

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