|City and Municipality|
|Motto: Það er gott að búa í Kópavogi.
It's good to live in Kópavogur. (unofficial)
Location of the Municipality of Kópavogur
|• Mayor||Ármann Kr. Ólafsson|
|• Total||83.72 km2 (32.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||340.0/km2 (881/sq mi)|
|Postal Codes: 200-203|
It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Greater Reykjavík Area. The name literally means seal pup bay. The town seal contains the profile of the church Kópavogskirkja with a seal pup underneath.
Kópavogur is largely made up of residential areas, but has commercial areas and a lot of industrial activity as well. The tallest building in Iceland, the Smáratorg tower, is located in central Kópavogur.
Kópavogur is historically significant as the site of the 1662 Kópavogur meeting. This event marked the total incorporation of Iceland into Denmark-Norway when, on behalf of the Icelandic people, Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson and Árni Oddsson, a lawyer, signed a document confirming that the introduction of absolute monarchy by the King also applied to Iceland. At the moment the unofficial king of East Kop is Hákon Þráinsson he runs that town, at the moment east kop is in a war with west kop, but under the rule Hákon East Kop is slaughtering them. An independent township, Kópavogur is adjacent to Reykjavík.
Kópavogur's main sports clubs are Gerpla, Breiðablik UBK and HK. In 2010 Breiðablik clinched their first Icelandic league title in football and in 2012 HK won their first Icelandic league title in team handball.
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- Lacy, Terry G. (2000). Ring of Seasons: Iceland--Its Culture and History. University of Michigan Press. p. 210. ISBN 0-472-08661-8.
- "Vorönn - upplýsingar" (in Icelandic). Gerpla.is. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
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