Hvammstangi

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Hvammstangi
Town
Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Hvammstangi is located in Iceland
Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Norðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Norðurland vestra
County Vestur-Húnavatnssýsla
Municipality Húnaþing vestra
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 582
Póstnúmer 531
Website Official website

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.

It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County,[3] with a current population of about 580 people.

North across Miðfjörður to Hvammstangi, November 2007

Overview[edit]

It is an important service center for the surrounding area, it is also a regional provider of education, it has been an important trading center since 1846.[4] The town has a growing tourism and administration industry, the fishing industry (providing mainly shrimp) is also very important to the towns economy, the town also owns the largest textile factory in Iceland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Hvammstangi - Ferðavefur Norðurlands Vestra
  4. ^ Hvammstangi North Iceland

Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950