Localities of Iceland

Most Icelandic municipalities consist of several cities or towns.[1] For example, four localities (Selfoss, Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki, and Tjarnabyggð) can all be found in the municipality of Árborg.

Map of Iceland

A number of municipalities only contain a single locality, while there are also a few municipalities in which no localities exist. All localities in Iceland can only be located within a single municipality, i.e. they cannot straddle multiple municipality borders.[2]

Some municipalities, such as Hafnarfjörður and Akranes, also share the same name with a locality. However, these localities are not always situated in their namesake municipalities. In those cases, this does not necessarily mean that they there are no other localities included in that particular municipality. Even when they are the only locality there, they do not always encompass the span of that municipality's entire land area.[3]

Reykjavík, Capital of Iceland

List of localitiesEdit

Localities shaded in pale green in the table are their respective regional capitals. The majority of the functions that are carried out by local governments actually happen at the municipal level. However, most settlements in Iceland are broken down further into the "locality" level, which are mainly used for and information collection and statistical analysis purposes only—they are the regional equivalent of a census division.

Rank Name Population
(2013)
Population
(2018)[4]
Change
(since 2013)
Municipality[5] Region[6]
1 Reykjavík 118,918 124,847   5% Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæðið
2 Kópavogur 31,719 35,966   13.4% Kópavogur Höfuðborgarsvæðið
3 Hafnarfjörður 26,800 29,409   9.7% Hafnarfjörður Höfuðborgarsvæðið
4 Akureyri 17,693 18,542   4.8% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
5 Reykjanesbær 14,153 17,555   24% Reykjanesbær Suðurnes
6 Garðabær 11,421 12,912   13.1% Garðabær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
7 Mosfellsbær 8,651 10,225   18.2% Mosfellsbær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
8 Selfoss 6,510 7,564   16.2% Árborg Suðurland
9 Akranes 6,612 7,249   9.6% Akranes Vesturland
10 Seltjarnarnes 4,322 4,575   5.9% Seltjarnarnes Höfuðborgarsvæðið
11 Vestmannaeyjar 4,219 4,284   1.5% Vestmannaeyjar Suðurland
12 Grindavík 2,856 3,319   16.2% Grindavíkurbær Suðurnes
13 Ísafjörður 2,624 2,625   0% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
14 Álftanes 2,392 2,586   8.1% Garðabær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
15 Sauðárkrókur 2,575 2,574   0% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
16 Hveragerði 2,288 2,564   12.1% Hveragerði Suðurland
17 Egilsstaðir 2,303 2,464   7% Fljótsdalshérað Austurland
18 Húsavík 2,228 2,323   4.3% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
19 Borgarnes 1,759 1,962   11.5% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
20 Sandgerði 1,546 1,753   13.4% Sandgerði/Garður Suðurnes
21 Höfn 1,690 1,677   0.8% Hornafjörður Austurland
22 Þorlákshöfn 1,489 1,651   10.9% Ölfus Suðurland
23 Garður 1,429 1,595   11.6% Sandgerði/Garður Suðurnes
24 Neskaupstaður 1,466 1,469   0.2% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
25 Dalvík 1,359 1,367   0.6% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
26 Reyðarfjörður 1,152 1,270   10.2% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
27 Siglufjörður 1,190 1,183   0.6% Fjallabyggð Norðurland eystra
28 Vogar 1,029 1,183   15% Vogar Suðurnes
29 Stykkishólmur 1,108 1,173   5.9% Stykkishólmur Vesturland
30 Eskifjörður 1,014 1,006   0.8% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
31 Ólafsvík 1,010 970   4% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
32 Hvolsvöllur 902 931   3.2% Rangárþing eystra Suðurland
33 Bolungarvík 894 924   3.4% Bolungarvík Vestfirðir
34 Hella 784 861   9.8% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
35 Grundarfjörður 852 834   2.1% Grundarfjarðarbær Vesturland
36 Blönduós 813 821   1% Blönduósbær Norðurland vestra
37 Ólafsfjörður 790 791   0.1% Fjallabyggð Norðurland eystra
38 Fáskrúðsfjörður 654 712   8.9% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
39 Patreksfjörður 651 677   4% Vesturbyggð Vestfirðir
40 Seyðisfjörður 658 663   0.8% Seyðisfjörður Austurland
41 Grundarhverfi 528 587   11.2% Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæðið
42 Hvammstangi 546 578   5.9% Húnaþing vestra Norðurland vestra
43 Stokkseyri 465 528   13.5% Árborg Suðurland
44 Eyrarbakki 531 526   0.9% Árborg Suðurland
45 Vopnafjörður 543 526   3.1% Vopnafjarðarhreppur Austurland
46 Skagaströnd 501 477   4.8% Skagaströnd Norðurland vestra
47 Flúðir 420 432   2.9% Hrunamannahreppur Suðurland
48 Vík 276 402   45.7% Mýrdalshreppur Suðurland
49 Fellabær 403 395   2% Fljótsdalshérað Austurland
50 Hellissandur 389 365   6.2% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
51 Djúpivogur 348 357   2.6% Djúpavogshreppur Austurland
52 Þórshöfn 379 352   7.1% Langanesbyggð Norðurland eystra
53 Svalbarðseyri 271 337   24.4% Svalbarðsstrandarhreppur Norðurland eystra
54 Hólmavík 391 320   18.2% Strandabyggð Vestfirðir
55 Grenivík 278 297   6.8% Grýtubakkahreppur Norðurland eystra
56 Hvanneyri 251 285   13.5% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
57 Þingeyri 262 276   5.3% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
58 Búðardalur 252 272   7.9% Dalabyggð Vesturland
59 Reykholt 206 270   31.1% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
60 Hrafnagil 263 257   2.3% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
61 Suðureyri 264 257   2.7% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
62 Tálknafjörður 275 231   16% Tálknafjarðarhreppur Vestfirðir
63 Bíldudalur 170 225   32.4% Vesturbyggð Vestfirðir
64 Mosfellsdalur 203 224   10.3% Mosfellsbær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
65 Hnífsdalur 216 208   3.7% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
66 Reykjahlíð 153 208   35.9% Skútustaðahreppur Norðurland eystra
67 Laugarvatn 147 191   29.9% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
68 Raufarhöfn 169 186   10.1% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
69 Stöðvarfjörður 189 184   2.6% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
70 Bifröst 246 179   27.2% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
71 Flateyri 199 177   11.1% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
72 Kirkjubæjarklaustur 119 176   47.9% Skaftárhreppur Suðurland
73 Súðavík 145 157   8.3% Súðavíkurhreppur Vestfirðir
74 Hrísey 171 151   11.7% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
75 Hofsós 181 147   18.8% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
76 Breiðdalsvík 130 137   5.4% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
77 Rif 163 135   17.2% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
78 Reykhólar 133 130   2.3% Reykhólahreppur Vestfirðir
79 Varmahlíð 128 127   0.8% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
80 Kópasker 122 122   0% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
81 Laugarás 106 116   9.4% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
82 Borg 75 112   49.3% Grafningshreppur Suðurland
83 Hauganes 105 111   5.7% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
84 Hafnir 76 110   44.7% Reykjanesbær Suðurnes
85 Laugar 111 109   1.8% Þingeyjarsveit Norðurland eystra
86 Melahverfi 115 107   7% Hvalfjarðarsveit Vesturland
87 Tjarnabyggð 81 106   30.9% Árborg Suðurland
88 Árskógssandur 112 102   8.9% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
89 Lónsbakki 104 102   1.9% Hörgársveit Norðurland eystra
90 Hólar 78 94   20.5% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
91 Nesjahverfi 71 92   29.6% Hornafjörður Austurland
92 Sólheimar 95 91   4.2% Grafningshreppur Suðurland
93 Brúnahlíð 62 85   37.1% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
94 Drangsnes 69 77   11.6% Kaldrananeshreppur Vestfirðir
95 Borgarfjörður eystri 86 76   11.6% Borgarfjarðarhreppur Austurland
96 Árbæjarhverfi 54 74   37% Ölfus Suðurland
97 Brautarholt 54 70   29.6% Gnúpverjahreppur Suðurland
98 Rauðalækur 36 68   88.9% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
99 Bakkafjörður 78 65   16.7% Langanesbyggð Norðurland eystra
100 Innnes 56 65   16.1% Hvalfjarðarsveit Vesturland
101 Grímsey 76 61   19.7% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
102 Þykkvabær 53 59   11.3% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
103 Laugarbakki 48 57   18.8% Húnaþing vestra Norðurland vestra
104 Reykholt 36 56   55.6% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
105 Árnes 37 53   43.2% Gnúpverjahreppur Suðurland
106 Kristnes 56 52   7.1% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
107 Kleppjárnsreykir 51 43   15.7% Borgarbyggð Vesturland

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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