Dalvíkurbyggð

Dalvíkurbyggð (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈtaːlˌviːkʏrˌpɪɣθ], regionally also [-viːkʰʏr-]) is a small municipality in northern Iceland. Dalvíkurbyggð is on Tröllaskagi and west of Eyjafjörður.

Dalvíkurbyggð
Skyline of Dalvíkurbyggð
Skyline of Dalvíkurbyggð
Coat of arms of Dalvíkurbyggð
Location of Dalvíkurbyggð
Location of Dalvíkurbyggð
Dalvíkurbyggð is located in Iceland
Dalvíkurbyggð
Dalvíkurbyggð
Location of Dalvíkurbyggð
Coordinates: 65°58′N 18°32′W / 65.967°N 18.533°W / 65.967; -18.533Coordinates: 65°58′N 18°32′W / 65.967°N 18.533°W / 65.967; -18.533
CountryIceland
RegionNortheastern Region
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
Government
 • ManagerBjarni Th. Bjarnason
Area
 • Total598 km2 (231 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,867
 • Density3.12/km2 (8.1/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
620, 621
Municipal number6400
Websitedalvikurbyggd.is

HistoryEdit

The municipality of Dalvíkurbyggð was formed in 1998 by the merger of three districts of outer Eyjafjörður: the town of Dalvík and the rural districts of Svarfaðardalur and Árskógur. The logo of Dalvíkurbyggð shows three mountains, signifying the joining of the three communities.

TransportationEdit

The main route in Dalvíkurbyggð is the one numbered 82. Dalvík harbor is a regional commercial port for import and fishing. The ferry Sæfari, which sails from Dalvík, serves the island of Grímsey, Iceland's northernmost community, which lies on the Arctic Circle.

EconomyEdit

The local economy is based upon fisheries and fish processing, in addition to various industrial and food enterprises, services, and increasingly hi tech industry. Dalvík is also a tourist destination for boat trips in whale watching and heli skiing.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Dalvíkurbyggð is twinned with:[1]

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vinabæir". dalvikurbyggd.is (in Icelandic). Dalvíkurbyggð. Retrieved 2020-02-12.

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