Bakkafjörður

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Bakkafjörður
Village
Bakkafjörður, Sept 2008
Bakkafjörður, Sept 2008
Location of the Municipality of Langanesbyggð
Location of the Municipality of Langanesbyggð
Bakkafjörður is located in Iceland
Bakkafjörður
Bakkafjörður
Location of Bakkafjörður in Iceland
Coordinates: 66°02′N 14°48′W / 66.033°N 14.800°W / 66.033; -14.800Coordinates: 66°02′N 14°48′W / 66.033°N 14.800°W / 66.033; -14.800
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Northeast Constituency
Region[2] Northeastern Region
Municipality Langanesbyggð
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 72
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Bakkafjörður is a small fishing village in North-East Iceland, located in a fjord with the same name.

The village has 72 inhabitants and is the regional service center for Skeggjastaðahreppur district in Northeastern Region.

The area is home to the oldest church in eastern Iceland. The wood structure was built in 1845 by Hóseas Árnason. Permission to view the church must be obtained at Skeggjastaðir, however requests are rarely turned down.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division

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