Mjóifjörður

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Mjóifjörður
Village
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Mjóifjörður is located in Iceland
Mjóifjörður
Mjóifjörður
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 65°11′43″N 13°47′32″W / 65.19528°N 13.79222°W / 65.19528; -13.79222
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northeast Constituency
Region[2] Eastern Region
Municipality COA Fjardabyggd.png Fjarðabyggð
Population (2008)
 • Total 35
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Mjóifjörður is a village of 35 people in East Iceland, sitting on a fjord of the same name (meaning Narrow Fjord). It is part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð.

History[edit]

In early 20th century, the village was a Norwegian whaling station. The village also hosted the Dalatangi light, Iceland's first lighthouse. It is often referred as the smallest village in the country, and one of the most diverse.

Geography[edit]

The other villages composing the municipality are: Eskifjörður (1,068 inh.), Fáskrúðsfjörður (611 inh.), Neskaupstaður (1,400 inh.),[3] Reyðarfjörður (2,238 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (231 inh.).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Located in the Norðfjörður
  4. ^ (Icelandic) Infos on Fjarðabyggð municipal website

External links[edit]

Media related to Mjóifjörður at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 65°11′43″N 13°47′11″W / 65.19528°N 13.78639°W / 65.19528; -13.78639