Fjarðabyggð

Fjarðabyggð is a municipality located in eastern Iceland, in the Eastern Region.

Fjarðabyggð
Skyline of Fjarðabyggð
Skyline of Fjarðabyggð
Coat of arms of Fjarðabyggð
Coat of arms
Location of Fjarðabyggð
Location of Fjarðabyggð
Fjarðabyggð is located in Iceland
Fjarðabyggð
Fjarðabyggð
Location of Fjarðabyggð
Coordinates: 65°2′0″N 14°13′0″W / 65.03333°N 14.21667°W / 65.03333; -14.21667Coordinates: 65°2′0″N 14°13′0″W / 65.03333°N 14.21667°W / 65.03333; -14.21667
CountryIceland
RegionEastern Region
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
Government
 • MayorPáll Björgvin Guðmundsson
Area
 • Total1,164 km2 (449 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total5,070
 • Density4.36/km2 (11.3/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
715, 730, 735, 740, 750, 755
Municipal number7300
Websitefjardabyggd.is

HistoryEdit

The municipality was formed in 1998 with the union of the former municipalities of Eskifjörður, Neskaupstaður and Reyðarfjörður. Austurbyggð, Fáskrúðsfjarðarhreppur and Mjóafjarðarhreppur were merged into Fjarðabyggð in 2006,[2] and Breiðdalshreppur merged in 2018.[3]

GeographyEdit

The municipality is composed by the following villages:

Rank Village 2011 Population
1. Neskaupstaður 1,437
2. Reyðarfjörður 1,102
3. Eskifjörður 1,043
4. Fáskrúðsfjörður 662
5. Stöðvarfjörður 203
6. Mjóifjörður 35

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Fjarðabyggð is twinned with:[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population by municipalities, sex and age 1 January 1998-2019 - Current municipalities". PX-Web. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "SAGA FJARÐABYGGÐAR". www.fjardabyggd.is. Archived from the original on July 23, 2013. Retrieved 2016-06-18.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Fjarðabyggð og Breiðdalshreppur sameinast". Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  4. ^ "Vinabæir". fjardabyggd.is (in Icelandic). Fjarðabyggð. Retrieved 2020-02-12.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Fjarðabyggð at Wikimedia Commons