Fjarðabyggð

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Fjarðabyggð
Icelandic Landscape near Neskaupstaður July 2014.JPG
Skyline of Fjarðabyggð
COA Fjardabyggd.png
Coat of arms of Fjarðabyggð
Fjarðabyggð is located in Iceland
Fjarðabyggð
Fjarðabyggð
65°2′0″N 14°13′0″W / 65.03333°N 14.21667°W / 65.03333; -14.21667Coordinates: 65°2′0″N 14°13′0″W / 65.03333°N 14.21667°W / 65.03333; -14.21667
RegionEastern Region
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
MayorPáll Björgvin Guðmundsson
Area1,164 km2 (449 sq mi)
Population5,070 (2019)[1]
Density4.36/km2 (11.3/sq mi)
Municipal number7300
Postal code(s)715, 730, 735, 740, 750, 755
Websitefjardabyggd.is

Fjarðabyggð is a municipality located in eastern Iceland, in the Eastern Region.

History[edit]

The municipality was formed in 1998 with the union of the former municipalities of Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður and Reyðarfjörður. Austurbyggð, Fáskrúðsfjarðarhreppur and Mjóafjarðarhreppur were merged into Fjarðabyggð in 2006,[2] and Breiðdalshreppur merged in 2018.[3]

Geography[edit]

The municipality is composed by the following villages:

Rank Village 2011 Population
1. Neskaupstaður 1,437
2. Reyðarfjörður 1,102
3. Eskifjörður 1,043
4. Fáskrúðsfjörður 662
5. Stöðvarfjörður 203
6. Mjóifjörður 35

Twin towns and cities[edit]

Fjarðabyggð is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by municipalities, sex and age 1 January 1998-2019 - Current municipalities". PX-Web. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "SAGA FJARÐABYGGÐAR". www.fjardabyggd.is. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-18.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "Fjarðabyggð og Breiðdalshreppur sameinast". Retrieved 2018-11-19.

External links[edit]

Media related to Fjarðabyggð at Wikimedia Commons