Village and Municipality
Tálknó, Fjörðurinn, heimalandið
Location of the Municipality of Tálknafjörður
|• Mayor (Sveitarstjóri)||Egill Níelsson|
|• Village and Municipality||306|
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The term is also used for the immediate village and municipality. In January 2011, the municipality had 306 inhabitants, of which 294 lived within the town proper.
On the land side the municipality is surrounded by the municipality of Vesturbyggð. There is considerable cooperation between the two municipalities but unification was voted down in the latest election. The town of Tálknafjörður was formerly named Sveinseyri or Tunga. By road, the distance to Ísafjörður, the largest city in the West Fjords, is 161 km, and 403 km to Reykjavík. This distance can be significantly shortened by the ferry from Brjánslækur to Stykkishólmur.
Since 2006, there has been a small group of summerhouses for sea angling tourists in Tálknafjörður. The houses are owned by Iceland Sea Angling.
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