Norðvesturkjördæmi

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Norðvesturkjördæmi
Northwest
Constituency of Iceland
Location of Norðvesturkjördæmi
Country  Iceland
Established 1999
Main town Coats of arms of None.svg Akranes
Composition
Population (2009)
 • Total 30,493
 • Electors 21,924
Representatives to Alþingi 9

The Norðvesturkjördæmi (i.e. Northwest) is one of the six constituencies (kjördæmi) of Iceland. Its major town is Akranes.

Geography[edit]

It borders with the constituencies of Northeast, South, Southwest and the coastline nearby Akranes is located close to the one of the North of Reykjavík. Its territory includes the glaciers of Drangajökull, Eiríksjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Þórisjökull and, at its south-eastern borders, the northern part of the Hofsjökull and Langjökull.

Administration[edit]

Composition[edit]

The constituency includes 27 municipalities, 11 counties and 3 regions.

Towns[edit]

The settlements with town status, listed per order of population, are 12:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Also known as "Westfjords"

External links[edit]

Media related to Constituencies of Iceland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°20′N 22°05′W / 64.333°N 22.083°W / 64.333; -22.083