Seltjarnarnes

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Seltjarnarnesbær
Seltjarnarneskaupstadur map.png
Location of the municipality
Constituency Southwest Constituency
Region Capital Region
Mayor Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir
Area 2 km2
Population 4,381
Density 2,190.50/km2
Number 1100
Postal code(s) 170, 172
Website seltjarnarnes.is

Seltjarnarnes is an Icelandic township located within the Capital Region.

It took on its current political form shortly after the Second World War and was formally created as a township in 1947. It is the smallest Icelandic township by land.

Overview[edit]

The "Grótta"

There are two schools in Seltjarnarnes, Mýrarhúsaskóli and Valhúsaskóli. Seltjarnarnes is famous for Grótta.

The Independence Party has had an overall control in the town's council since proper elections started in 1962. In the last elections in 2014, the party received 52,6% of the votes and 4 out of 7 members of the council. Other parties represented in the town council are Samfylkingin with 2 members and Neslistinn with one member. The mayor is Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir.

Sports[edit]

The local football team Grótta play in Iceland's third level division. Grótta´s handball team play in Iceland's second level division. Grótta also has gymnastics and weight-lifting.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Seltjarnarnes at Wikimedia Commons