Greater Reykjavík

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Höfuðborgarsvæðið
The Höfuðborgarsvæði aurie
Kintra Iceland
Area
 • Total 1,062 km2 (410 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 202,341
 • Density 190.5/km2 (493/sq mi)
The greater Reykjavík aurie on OpenStreetMap.

Greater Reykjavík (Icelandic: Stór-Reykjavíkursvæðið or Höfuðborgarsvæðið, "the caipital region") is a name uised collectively for Reykjavík an seiven municipalities aroond it.[1][2]. The aurie is the lairgest urban aurie in Iceland.[3] Each municipality haes its independent electit cooncil. Wi a population o 200,852, the Greater Reykjavík Aurie comprises ower 60% o the population o Iceland in an aurie that is anerlie juist ower 1% o the total size o the kintra.[4] Municipal govrenments cooperate extensively in various fields; for example wi waste policy, shared public transport, a joint fire brigade an polis force. Unification o aw or some municipalities in the region are discussed in politics.

Size an population[eedit | eedit soorce]

O the aicht municipalities in the Greater Reykjavík Aurie, Reykjavík is bi far the maist populatit wi 118,427 inhabitants and Kjósarhreppur is the least populatit wi 195 inhabitants. Kjósarhreppur is however the lairgest o the aicht wi 287.73 km2 (111.09 sq mi) o land an Seltjarnarnes is the smawest wi 2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi).

Municipalities Population[5] Aurie (km2)[6] Density (/km2)
Reykjavík 118,427 277.10 427
Kópavogur 30,314 83.74 362
Hafnarfjörður 25,872 143.33 181
Garðabær 10,587 68.52 155
Mosfellsbær 8,527 193.66 44
Seltjarnarnes 4,406 2.31 1,907
Álftanes 2,524 5.85 431
Kjósarhreppur 195 287.73 0.7
Total 200,852 1,062.24 189

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Association of municipalities in the Capital area English version Retrieved on 5. June 2010
  2. Sigurður Guðmundsson. „Hvernig eru hugtökin dreifbýli og landsbyggð skilgreind hér á landi?“ The Icelandic Web of Science. 18.8.2000. Retrieved on 6. June 2010 (In Icelandic)
  3. Statistics Iceland. Population by municipalities. Retrieved on 5. June 2010
  4. Emilía Dagný Sveinbjörnsdóttir. „Hvað er Stór-Reykjavíkur svæðið stórt sem hlutfall af öllu landinu?“. The Icelandic Web of Science. 28.3.2002. Retrieved on 6. June 2010 (In Icelandic)
  5. Statistics Iceland. Population by municipalities. Retrieved on 5. June 2010
  6. National Land Survey of Iceland. Sveitarfélagaskjárinn. Retrieved on 6. June 2010 (In Icelandic)

Coordinates: 64°08′00″N 21°56′00″W / 64.13333°N 21.93333°W / 64.13333; -21.93333