Hvammstangi

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Hvammstangi
Town
Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Hvammstangi is located in Iceland
Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950
Country Iceland
Constituency[1]Northwest Constituency
Region[2]Northwestern Region
MunicipalityHúnaþing vestra
Population
(January 2011)
 • Total582
Póstnúmer
531
WebsiteOfficial website

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.

It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County,[3] with a population of about 580 people as of January 2011.

North across Miðfjörður to Hvammstangi, November 2007

Overview[edit]

Hvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. It is a regional provider of education and it has been an important trading center since 1846.[4] The town has a growing tourism and administration industry. The fishing industry (providing mainly shrimp) is also very important to the town's economy. The town also owns the largest textile factory in Iceland.

Athletics[edit]

Hvammstangi has basketball team kormákur karfa who compete in the 3.Deild Karla the lowest division of icelandic basketball

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Hvammstangi - Ferðavefur Norðurlands Vestra
  4. ^ Hvammstangi North Iceland

Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950