Borgarbyggð

Borgarbyggð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈpɔrkarˌpɪɣθ]) is a municipality in the west of Iceland.

Borgarbyggð
View of Borgarnes across Borgarfjörður
View of Borgarnes across Borgarfjörður
Coat of arms of Borgarbyggð
Location of Borgarbyggð
Location of Borgarbyggð
CountryIceland
RegionWestern Region
ConstituencyNorthwest Constituency
Government
 • MayorÞórdís Sif Sigurðardóttir[1]
Area
 • Total4,926 km2 (1,902 sq mi)
Population
 • Total3,637 (1 January 2,016)[2]
 • Density0.72/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
310, 311, 320
Municipal number3609
Websiteborgarbyggd.is

The biggest township in the municipality is Borgarnes, with a population of 1,887 inhabitants.[3] Other densely populated areas in the municipality include Bifröst, Hvanneyri, Kleppjárnsreykir [ˈkʰlɛhpˌjaur̥sˌreiːcɪr̥], Reykholt and Varmaland.[4]

EducationEdit

There are two universities in Borgarbyggð; Bifröst University in Bifröst and the Agricultural University of Iceland in Hvanneyri. There is a secondary school in Borgarnes, Menntaskóli Borgarfjarðar. The municipality runs two primary schools; one is in Borgarnes and the other has three separate facilities in Hvanneyri, Kleppjárnsreykir and Varmaland. The municipality also runs a music school in Borgarnes.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Þórdís Sif verður sveitarstjóri Borgarbyggðar" (in Icelandic). ruv.is. 6 March 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Population by municipality, age and sex 1998-2016 - Division into municipalites as of 1 January 2016". Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Íslands). 1 January 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Population by locality, age and sex 1 January 2011-2016". Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Íslands). 1 January 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Web maps of the National Land Survey of Iceland" (in Icelandic). National Land Survey of Iceland (Landmælingar Íslands). Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Upplýsingar um Borgarbyggð (Information about Borgarbyggð)" (in Icelandic). Borgarbyggð municipality. Archived from the original on 26 September 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2016.

Coordinates: 64°32′24″N 21°55′01″W / 64.540°N 21.917°W / 64.540; -21.917