Tálknafjörður

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Tálknafjörður
Tálknafjarðarhreppur
Village and Municipality
Tálknafjarðarkirkja í Tálknafjarðarprestakalli.jpg
Nickname(s): Tálknó, Fjörðurinn, heimalandið
Location of the Municipality of Tálknafjörður
Location of the Municipality of Tálknafjörður
Tálknafjörður is located in Iceland
Tálknafjörður
Tálknafjörður
Location of the Municipality of Tálknafjörður
Coordinates: 65°39′N 23°58′W / 65.650°N 23.967°W / 65.650; -23.967
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Westfjords
Municipality Tálknafjörður
Government
 • Mayor (Sveitarstjóri) Egill Níelsson
Population (January 2011)
 • Village and Municipality 306
 • Urban 294
 • Metro 306
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Póstnúmer 460
Website Official website

Tálknafjörður is a fjord located in southern Westfjords between Patreksfjörður and Bildudalur in Iceland.

The term is also used for the immediate village and municipality. In January 2011, the municipality had 306 inhabitants, of which 294 lived within the town proper.

On the land side the municipality is surrounded by the municipality of Vesturbyggð. There is considerable cooperation between the two municipalities but unification was voted down in the latest election. The town of Talknafjörður was formerly named Sveinseyri or Tunga. By road, the distance to Ísafjörður, the largest city in the West Fjords, is 161 km, and 403 km to Reykjavík. This distance can be significantly shortened by the ferry from Brjánslækur to Stykkishólmur.

Since 2006 there has been a small group of summerhouses for sea angling tourists in Tálknafjörður. The houses are owned by Iceland Sea Angling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

Coordinates: 65°37′36″N 23°49′28″W / 65.6268°N 23.8244°W / 65.6268; -23.8244