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Kópavogur
Ceety an Municipality

Seal
Motto: Það er gott að búa í Kópavogi.
It's guid tae live in Kópavogur. (unoffeecial)
Location o the Municipality o Kópavogur
Kópavogur is located in Iceland
Kópavogur
Kópavogur
Location of Kópavogur town in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°06′40″N 21°54′20″W / 64.11111°N 21.90556°W / 64.11111; -21.90556
Kintra Banner o Iceland Iceland
Constituency[1] Map o the constituencies o Iceland Suðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Map o the regions o Iceland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Municipality Kópavogur COA.svg Kópavogur
Government
 • Mayor Guðrún Pálsdóttir
Area
 • Total 83.72 km2 (32.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,779
 • Density 340.0/km2 (881/sq mi)
Website Offeecial wabsteid
Postal Codes: 200-203

Kópavogur (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈkʰoːupavɔɣʏr̥]) is Iceland's seicont lairgest municipality, wi a population o 30,180. It lies immediately sooth o Reykjavík an is pairt o the Greater Reykjavík aurie. The name leeterally means seal pup bay. The toun seal contains the profile o the kirk Kópavogskirkja wi a seal pup unnerneath.

Kópavogur is lairgely made up o residential auries, but haes commercial auries an a lot o industrial activity as well. Kópavogur's main sports clubs are Gerpla, Breiðablik UBK an HK. The tawest biggin in Iceland, the Smáratorg tower, is locatit in dountoun Kópavogur.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kópavogur is historically significant as the steid o the 1662 Kópavogur meetin. This event marked the total incorporation o Iceland intae Denmark-Norawa as bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson an lawyer Árni Oddsson on behauf o the Icelandic fowk signed a document confirmin that the introduction o absolute monarchy bi the Keeng an aa appleed tae Iceland. An independent tounship, Kópavogur is adjacent tae Reykjavík.

The modren dome o Kópavogur Kirk–the toun’s emblem–dominates the skyline tae the sooth o Reykjavík. On the same hilltop is Gerðarsafn, Kópavogur Art Museum, an elegant, spacious museum built in 1985 tae show the wirks o modren sculptur pioneer an glass airtist Gerður Helgadóttir, who made the stained glass windaes for the kirk. Anither collection in the museum features wirks bi painter/sculptor Magnús Árnason an his Inglis-born wife Barbara, an illustrator an graphics airtist. Selectit exhibitions frae these collections are arranged at intervals, but the museum’s main activity is exhibitions bi modren Icelandic airtists, held approximately ivery month. An aa on the hilltop steid is the new complex Kópavogur Cultural Centre. It hooses amang ither things Iceland‘s first an anerlie custom built concert haw, Salurinn, Kópavogur Concert Hall, which opened in 1999. Regular concerts an recitals are held at the centre, featurin baith celebratit Icelandic performers an visitin internaitional muisickers.

Ane o Iceland‘s finest collections o molluscs an crustaceans are on display at the natural Science Centre in Kópavogur‘s toun centre. The Cultural Centre an aa hooses impressive collections o rocks an birds, an haes fower tanks wi live fish an marine life.

Athletic facilities are amangst the best in the kintray. A new open-air geothermally heatit swimmin puil, the lairgest in Iceland, is amang the mony excellent sports an leisur facilities in Kópavogur, which an aa can boast o the biggest indoor tennis court in the kintra.

In the hert o Kópavogur a massive shoppin aurie haes been developed aroond Smaralind, the lairgest shoppin maw in Iceland.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Air Atlanta Icelandic haes its heid office in Kópavogur.[3]

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

The sangster Emilíana Torrini is frae Kópavogur.

The 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games Women's Champion Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir is frae Kópavogur.

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Kópavogur is twinned wi:

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Notes
  1. Poleeical diveesion
  2. Mainly statistical diveesion
  3. "Contacts." Air Atlanta Icelandic. Retrieved on 6 November 2010.
  4. Trondheims offisielle nettsted - Vennskapsbyer

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