Eastern Region (Iceland)
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The Austurland area
|• Total||22,721 km2 (8,773 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.6/km2 (2/sq mi)|
Eastern Region (Icelandic: Austurland, also known as Austfirðir: "Eastfjords") is a region in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 square kilometres (8,773 sq mi) and in 2007 its population was 15,300.
The largest town in the region is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The oldest municipality is Djúpivogur, which got their trading licence in 1589, with a population of 470 in 2015 and thereafter.
The only car and passenger ferry that sails between Iceland and the European continent calls at Seyðisfjörður once a week in the summer months and intermittently the rest of the year.
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