Fljótsdalshérað

Fljótsdalshérað (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈfljoutsˌtalsˌçɛːraθ]) is a municipality located in eastern Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300.

Fljótsdalshérað
Skyline of Fljótsdalshérað
Skyline of Fljótsdalshérað
Location of the municipality
Location of the municipality
Fljótsdalshérað is located in Iceland
Fljótsdalshérað
Fljótsdalshérað
Location of the municipality
Coordinates: 65°15′50″N 14°23′42″W / 65.264°N 14.395°W / 65.264; -14.395Coordinates: 65°15′50″N 14°23′42″W / 65.264°N 14.395°W / 65.264; -14.395
CountryIceland
RegionEastern Region
ConstituencyNortheast Constituency
Government
 • MayorBjörn Ingimarsson
Area
 • Total8,884 km2 (3,430 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total3,580
 • Density0.40/km2 (1.0/sq mi)
Postal code(s)
700, 701
Municipal number7620
Websiteegilsstadir.is

The feral reindeer of Iceland are mostly situated in Fljótsdalshérað, where they have a number of between 5,000 and 10,000. The largest forest in Iceland, Hallormsstaðaskógur is also located in Fljótsdalshérað.

The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in the municipality.

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Fljótsdalshérað is twinned with:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vinabæir". fljotsdalsherad.is (in Icelandic). Fljótsdalshérað. Retrieved 2020-02-12.