Seltjarnarnes

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Seltjarnarnes
Town and Municipality
Seltjarnarnes church
Seltjarnarnes church
Official seal of Seltjarnarnes
Seal
Location of the Municipality of Seltjarnarnes
Location of the Municipality of Seltjarnarnes
Seltjarnarnes is located in Iceland
Seltjarnarnes
Seltjarnarnes
Location of Seltjarnarnes town in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°08′N 21°56′W / 64.133°N 21.933°W / 64.133; -21.933
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Suðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Höfuðborgarsvæði
County Kjósarsýsla
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,320
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Post Code 170
Website Official website

Seltjarnarnes is an Icelandic township located within the Greater Reykjavík area.

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 (2 km²).

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]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

External links[edit]

Media related to Seltjarnarnes at Wikimedia Commons