Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
|Population (January 2011)|
Hvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. It is a regional provider of education and it has been an important trading center since 1846. The town has a growing tourism and administration industry. The fishing industry (providing mainly shrimp) is also very important to the town's economy. The town also owns the largest textile factory in Iceland.
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