Southwest Constituency

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Southwest Constituency
Suðvesturkjördæmi
Constituency of Iceland
Location of Southwest Constituency
Country  Iceland
Established 1999
Main town Kópavogur COA.svg Kópavogur
Composition
Population (2009)
 • Total 82,045
 • Electors 58,203
Representatives to Parliament 12

Southwest Constituency is one of the six constituencies of Iceland. Its major town is Kópavogur.

Geography[edit]

The constituency is composed by the surrounding municipalities of the Capital Region of Reykjavík. It borders with the constituencies of Northwest Constituency, Reykjavik Constituency North, Reykjavik Constituency South and South Constituency. Its territory is scattered into 5 non contiguous pieces:

  • The main area of Álftanes, Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur West
  • The little cape constituting Seltjarnarnes
  • The area of Kópavogur East and Mosfellsbær
  • The municipal territory of Kjósarhreppur
  • The municipal exclave of Hafnarfjörður.

Administration[edit]

Composition[edit]

The constituency includes 1 region and 7 municipalities. 6 municipalities are town independent from counties.

Towns[edit]

The settlements with town status, listed per order of population, are 6:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Constituencies of Iceland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°06′N 21°54′W / 64.100°N 21.900°W / 64.100; -21.900