Reykjanesbær

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Reykjanesbær
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Skyline of Reykjanesbær
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Coat of arms of Reykjanesbær
Reykjanesbær is located in Iceland
Reykjanesbær
Reykjanesbær
64°0′4″N 22°33′7″W / 64.00111°N 22.55194°W / 64.00111; -22.55194Coordinates: 64°0′4″N 22°33′7″W / 64.00111°N 22.55194°W / 64.00111; -22.55194
Region Southern Peninsula
Constituency Southwest Constituency
Mayor Kjartan Már Kjartansson
Area 145 km2 (56 sq mi)
Population 15,379
Density 100.19/km2 (259.5/sq mi)
Municipal number 2000
Postal code(s) 230, 232, 233, 235, 260
Website reykjanesbaer.is

Reykjanesbær is a municipality on the Southern Peninsula in Iceland. It is made up of the towns Keflavík, Njarðvík, the village of Hafnir and, since 2006, Ásbrú. The municipality was created in 1994 when the inhabitants of the three towns voted to merge them into one. Reykjanesbær is the fifth largest municipality in Iceland, with 15,379 citizens.

Overview[edit]

Church of Hafnir
Keflavik town center
Old Water Reserve Tank

Of the three towns which make up the municipality, Keflavík is the largest, while Hafnir is the smallest and some 10 kilometers distant. Keflavík and Njarðvík were originally distinct towns but gradually grew together over the course of the latter half of the 20th century, until the only thing separating them was a single street. The northern side of the street belonged to Keflavík and the southern side to Njarðvík. Since May 2009 the township of Njarðvík has been the location of the Viking World museum. In 2006, when the United States Navy closed Naval Air Station Keflavik, the site was taken over by the development agency Kadeco, and renamed Ásbrú. A university, Keilir, was founded and now Ásbrú houses the campuses of various educational institutions and also businesses, both newly founded and relocated to the site of the air base.

Twin towns and cities[edit]

Reykjanesbær has the following sister cities:

Points of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Internasjonalt arbeid". www.kristiansand.kommune.no. Archived from the original on March 5, 2011. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Online Directory: Iceland, Europe". www.sister-cities.org. Archived from the original on August 24, 2004. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 

External links[edit]

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