Coat of arms of Seltjarnarnesbær
Location of Seltjarnarnesbær
|Market right||20 April 1974|
|Mayor||Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir (IP)|
|Area||2 km2 (0.77 sq mi)|
|Density||2,205.5/km2 (5,712/sq mi)|
It took on its current political form shortly after the Second World War and was formally created as a township in 1947. It is the smallest Icelandic township by land.
There are two schools in Seltjarnarnes, Mýrarhúsaskóli and Valhúsaskóli. Seltjarnarnes is famous for Grótta.
The Independence Party has had an overall control in the town's council since proper elections started in 1962. In the last elections in 2014, the party received 52,6% of the votes and 4 out of 7 members of the council. Other parties represented in the town council are Samfylkingin with 2 members and Neslistinn with one member. The mayor is Ásgerður Halldórsdóttir.
The local football team Grótta play in Iceland's second level division. Grótta's handball teams play in Iceland's top division. Grótta's women's team were Icelandic champions in 2015 and 2016. Grótta also has gymnastics and weight-lifting. The famous gymnast Magnús Scheving, who also created the television show LazyTown, resides in the city.
- "idega hugbúnaður - Viðskiptavinir:Seltjarnarnes". www.idega.is. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- "Íþróttafélagið Grótta – Íþróttafélagið Grótta var stofnað 24. apríl 1967". www.grottasport.is. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
Media related to Seltjarnarnes at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (Icelandic)
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