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Reykjavík
Reykjavíkurborg[1]

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Reykjavík is located in Iceland
Reykjavík
Reykjavík
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°08′N 21°56′W / 64.133°N 21.933°W / 64.133; -21.933
Kintra  Iceland
Constituency Reykjavík North
Reykjavík Sooth
Government
 • Mayor (Borgarstjóri) Jón Gnarr
Area
 • City 274.5 km2 (106 sq mi)
 • Metro 777 km2 (300 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 119,108
 • Density 436.5/km2 (1,131/sq mi)
 • Metro 202,341
 • Metro density 259.4/km2 (672/sq mi)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website http://www.rvk.is/
Postal Codes: 101-155

Reykjavík (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈreiːcaviːk] ( listen)) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the warld's northrenmaist caipital o a sovereign state. It is locatit in soothwastren Iceland, on the soothren shore o Faxaflói Bay. Wi a population o aroond 120,000 (an ower 200,000 in the Greater Reykjavík Aurie) it is the hert o Iceland's economic an governmental activity.

Reykjavík is believed tae be the location o the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said tae hae established aroond 870. Till the 18t century, there wis nae urban development in the ceety location. The ceety wis foondit in 1786 as an offeecial tradin toun an grew steadily ower the next decades, as it transformed intae a regional an later naitional centre o commerce, population an governmental activities.

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  1. Referred to the "Ceety o Reykjavík"