Hafnir

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Hafnir
Town
Hafnir
Hafnir
Location of the Municipality of Reykjanesbaer
Location of the Municipality of Reykjanesbaer
Hafnir is located in Iceland
Hafnir
Hafnir
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 63°56′N 22°41′W / 63.933°N 22.683°W / 63.933; -22.683Coordinates: 63°56′N 22°41′W / 63.933°N 22.683°W / 63.933; -22.683
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] South Constituency
Region[2] Southern Peninsula[3]
Municipality Reykjanesbær Coat.svg Reykjanesbær
Population (2011)
 • Total 109
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Hafnir is a village in southwestern Iceland.

It is situated in the Reykjanes peninsula and has 109 inhabitants (as of 2011). In 1995 it merged with Njarðvík and Keflavík to form a municipality called Reykjanesbær with a population of 13,971 (January 2011).

A cabin in Hafnir abandoned between 770 and 880 provides the earliest known archaeological evidence of settlement in Iceland.[4]

In 1881, the American ship Jamestown ran aground off Hafnir with no one aboard. Its cargo of timber was salvaged and sold off. The ship's anchor is on display outside the village church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Formerly named Reykjanes
  4. ^ "New View on the Origin of First Settlers in Iceland". Iceland Review Online. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2012.