Borgarbyggð

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Borgarbyggð
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View of Borgarnes across Borgarfjörður
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Coat of arms of Borgarbyggð
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Location of Borgarbyggð
Region Western Region
Constituency Northwest Constituency
Mayor Gunnlaugur Auðunn Júlíusson[1]
Area 4,926 km2 (1,902 sq mi)
Population 3,637 (1 January 2016)[2]
Density 0.72/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Municipal number 3609
Postal code(s) 310, 311, 320
Website borgarbyggd.is

Borgarbyggð (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈpɔrkarˌpɪɣð]) is a municipality in the west of Iceland.

The biggest township in the municipality is Borgarnes, with a population of 1,887 inhabitants.[3] Other densely populated areas in the municipality include Bifröst, Hvanneyri, Kleppjárnsreykir, Reykholt and Varmaland.[4]

Education[edit]

There are two universities in Borgarbyggð; Bifröst University in Bifröst and the Agricultural University of Iceland in Hvanneyri. There is a secondary school in Borgarnes, Menntaskóli Borgarfjarðar. The municipality runs two primary schools; one is in Borgarnes and the other has three separate facilities in Hvanneyri, Kleppjárnsreykir and Varmaland. The municipality also runs a music school in Borgarnes.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gunnlaugur nýr sveitarstjóri Borgarbyggðar" (in Icelandic). mbl.is. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Population by municipality, age and sex 1998-2016 - Division into municipalites as of 1 January 2016". Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Íslands). 1 January 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Population by locality, age and sex 1 January 2011-2016". Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Íslands). 1 January 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Web maps of the National Land Survery of Iceland" (in Icelandic). National Land Survey of Iceland (Landmælingar Íslands). Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Upplýsingar um Borgarbyggð (Information about Borgarbyggð)" (in Icelandic). Borgarbyggð municipality. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 64°32′24″N 21°55′01″W / 64.540°N 21.917°W / 64.540; -21.917