Patreksfjörður

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Patreksfjörður
Town
Patreksfjörður, June 2008
Patreksfjörður, June 2008
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Patreksfjörður is located in Iceland
Patreksfjörður
Patreksfjörður
Location of the Municipality of Vesturbyggð
Coordinates: 65°35′43″N 23°59′5″W / 65.59528°N 23.98472°W / 65.59528; -23.98472Coordinates: 65°35′43″N 23°59′5″W / 65.59528°N 23.98472°W / 65.59528; -23.98472
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Westfjords
Municipality Vesturbyggð
Population (2013)
 • Total 651
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 450
Website Official website

Patreksfjörður ("Patrick's fjord") is an Icelandic village in the Westfjords with 651 inhabitants (2013 census).

The town was named after Saint Patrick who was the spiritual guide of Örlygur Hrappson, the original settler in the area. Its economy is mainly based on the fisheries.

Amenities include a swimming pool, bank, campsite, four guesthouses, a hotel, two restaurants, two cafes and a petrol station.

In town is a hospital, police station and the town hall for the Minicipality of Vesturbyggd.

Transport[edit]

The village and neighbouring area is served by Patreksfjörður Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

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