Fljótsdalshérað

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Fljótsdalshérað
Region Eastern Region
Constituency Northeast Constituency
Mayor Björn Ingimarsson
Area 8,884 km2
Population 3,463
Municipal number 7620
Postal code(s) 700, 701
Website egilsstadir.is

Fljótsdalshérað is a municipality located in eastern Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300.

The wild reindeer of Iceland are mostly situated in Fljótsdalshérað, where they have a number of between 5,000 an 10,000. The largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur is also located in Fljótsdalshérað.

The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in the municipality.

Coordinates: 65°15′50″N 14°23′42″W / 65.264°N 14.395°W / 65.264; -14.395