Southwest (Icelandic constituency)

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Southwest Constituency is one of the six constituencies of Iceland. Its major town is Kópavogur. It elects 13 members to the Althing.

Southwest Constituency

Suðvesturkjördæmi
Location of Southwest Constituency
Country Iceland
Established1999
Main townKópavogur COA.svg Kópavogur
Composition
Population
 (2020)
 • Electors
101,898
Representatives to Althing13

GeographyEdit

The constituency is composed by the surrounding municipalities of the Capital Region of Reykjavík. It borders with the constituencies of Northwest Constituency, Reykjavik Constituency North, Reykjavik Constituency South and South Constituency. Its territory is scattered into 5 non contiguous pieces:

  • The main area of Álftanes, Garðabær, Hafnarfjörður and Kópavogur West
  • The little cape constituting Seltjarnarnes
  • The area of Kópavogur East and Mosfellsbær
  • The municipal territory of Kjósarhreppur
  • The municipal exclave of Hafnarfjörður.

AdministrationEdit

CompositionEdit

The constituency includes 1 region and 7 municipalities.

TownsEdit

The settlements with town status, listed per order of population, are 6:

ReferencesEdit

  • "General elections to the Althingi 28 October 2017" (PDF). Statistics Iceland. 21 December 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Constituencies of Iceland at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°06′N 21°54′W / 64.100°N 21.900°W / 64.100; -21.900