Location of the Municipality of Norðurþing
|• Mayor||Kristján Þór Magnússon|
|• Total||3,729 km2 (1,440 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2014)|
|Time zone||GMT (UTC+0)|
Norðurþing is a municipality located in northern Iceland. Norðurþing was formed in 2006 when the municipalities of Húsavíkurbær , Öxarfjarðarhreppur , Raufarhafnarhreppur and Kelduneshreppur were merged after special elections in January 2006 and the new municipality was official on the 10th of June 2006.
As of 1 January 2014[update], it had a population of 2,822 and covered 3,729 km2 (1,440 sq mi). The biggest town in the municipality is Húsavík, with a population 2,205 inhabitants. Other settlements include Kópasker population 122 and Raufarhöfn population 166.
Húsavík, is known as the whale watching capital of Europe  it is centrally located for visitors coming to the area that intend to visit Mývatn, Dettifoss, Goðafoss, or the Vatnajökull National Park. In Kópasker there is the Earth Quake Center  and as well as the local folk museum 
Twin towns – Sister cities
Norðurþing is twinned with:
- Aalborg, Denmark
- Fredrikstad, Norway
- Karlskoga, Sweden
- Riihimaki, Finland
- Qeqertarsuaq, Greenland
- Eastport, USA
- Fuglafjørður, Faroe
- Political division
- Mainly statistical division
- "Aalborg Twin Towns". Europeprize.net. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
- "Norðurþing Twin Towns". Norðurþing. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
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