Hjörsey

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Hjörsey
Native name:
Hjörsey
Hjörsey is located in Iceland
Hjörsey
Hjörsey
Location of Hjörsey within Iceland
Geography
Coordinates64°31′36.52″N 22°20′58.74″W / 64.5268111°N 22.3496500°W / 64.5268111; -22.3496500Coordinates: 64°31′36.52″N 22°20′58.74″W / 64.5268111°N 22.3496500°W / 64.5268111; -22.3496500
Adjacent bodies of waterAtlantic ocean
Length10.98 km (6.823 mi)[1]
Administration
ConstituencyNorðvesturkjördæmi
RegionVesturland
Capital and largestReykjavík
PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
Area covered102,775 km2 (39,682 sq mi)
Additional information
Time zone

Hjörsey (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[çœːr̥seiː]) is the largest island in western Iceland and the third largest in Iceland.[1] It was part of the traditional county of Mýrasýsla; there used to be a church on Hjörsey, but it was taken apart in 1896.[2] The island was also formerly home to a farm.[3] While there is no human population on the island, a wild herd of horses is able to roam the island freely.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hjörsey". Geoview.info. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ "HJÖRSEY". Nordic Adventure Travel. 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Places: Hjörsey". Iceland Road Guide Online. Vegahandbókin ehf.
  4. ^ McMahon, Sara (12 February 2014). "A heartwarming story of a unique friendship between a four-year-old girl and a foal". Iceland Magazine. Imag ehf. Retrieved 3 July 2017.