Álftanes

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Álftanes
Town and former municipality
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Álftanes is located in Iceland
Álftanes
Álftanes
Location of Álftanes in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°06′23″N 22°1′0″W / 64.10639°N 22.01667°W / 64.10639; -22.01667
Country Iceland
ConstituencySouthwest Constituency
RegionCapital Region
MunicipalityÁlftanes
Government
 • MayorSigurður G. Gunnarsson
Area
 • Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,484
 • Density472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Postal Codes: 225
Galgahraun lava field on Álftanes

Álftanes is the name of many smaller peninsulas in Iceland. It means swan peninsula.

The best known of these peninsulas extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes with the town of the same name in the Capital Region of Iceland.

The municipality of Álftanes was merged into the neighboring municipality of Garðabær in January 2013.[1] Álftanes had a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The town contains the official residence of the President of Iceland, Bessastaðir.[2]

Sports[edit]

The town is home to the Ungmennafélag Álftaness multi-sport club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Merger Of Álftanes And Garðabær Approved". Reykavik Grapevine. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ Rdahl, Randi Bj W. (23 May 2011). The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary Lands Into the Norwegian Realm C. 1195-1397. BRILL. p. 217. ISBN 90-04-20613-2.

Coordinates: 64°06′26″N 22°00′59″W / 64.10722°N 22.01639°W / 64.10722; -22.01639