Miðborg

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City Centre
Miðborg
District
Tjörnin, Reykjavik.jpg
Reykjavík map (D02-Miðborg).png
Country Iceland
Municipality Reykjavík
Area
 • Total 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,600
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Postal code IS-101

Miðborg (Icelandic: City Centre; Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈmɪːðˌpɔrɣ]), also known as Miðbær or Austurbær, is a sub-municipal administrational district that covers much of the central part Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The district includes six neighbourhoods: Kvos, Grjótaþorp, Skólavörðuholt, Þingholt, Skuggahverfi and Vatnsmýri.


Overview[edit]

It is the administrative centre of Iceland, containing Alþingishúsið (the national parliament buildings), Stjórnarráðshúsið (the cabinet house) and the Supreme Court of Iceland. In addition, the area is home to many of the city’s landmarks, including the Tjörnin pond, the town hall, and Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland; tourist flow is considerable. The city centre is also the centre of Reykjavík's nightlife; most of the city's bars and nightclubs are located in Austurstræti (east street) and Bankastræti (bank street).

External links[edit]

Media related to Districts of Reykjavík at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°08′25″N 21°55′58″W / 64.140268°N 21.932759°W / 64.140268; -21.932759