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Coat o airms o Garðabær
Coat o airms
Location o the Municipality o Garðabær
Location o the Municipality o Garðabær
Garðabær is locatit in Iceland
Location o Garðabær in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°05.18′N 21°55.11′W / 64.08633°N 21.91850°W / 64.08633; -21.91850
Kintra  Iceland
Constituency[1] Suðvesturkjördæmi
Region[2] Höfuðborgarsvæði
Coonty Kjósarsýsla
Municipality Garðabær Coat.svg Garðabær
 • Total 71 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (Januar 2011)
 • Tot 10,909
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Garðabær (sometimes written Gardabær) is a municipality in the Greater Reykjavík aurie o Iceland.

As o Januar 2011, its population wis 10,909.

The municipality is the location o a 5,067 m2 (54,540.73 sq ft) TV studio, whaur the LazyTown childer series wis recordit. It contains ane o the maist advancit HDTV facilities in Europe.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Garðabær is a growin toun in the Reykjavík caipital aurie. Garðabær is the saxt lairgest toun in Iceland wi a population o 10,909 (Jan 1st, 2011).

The steid o Garðabær haes been inhabitit syne Iceland wis first settled in the 9t century. Landnámabók, the Beuk o Dounset, tells aboot twa ferms in the steid o Garðabær, Vífilsstaðir an Skúlastaðir. The umwhile wis namit efter Vífill who wis a slave o Ingólfur Arnarson the first settler o Iceland. Ingólfur gave Vífill his freedom an he made his hame at Vífilsstaðir.

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Thare are mony natur reserves surroondin Garðabær an the scenery frae various steids in Garðabær is spectacular. Frae mony auries in Garðabær the impressive Snæfellsjökull (Snæfells Glacier) can be seen tae the wast, as well as Mt. Esja, an thare is a guid view ower the caipital Reykjavík an the neebour toun Kópavogur an aw. The view tae the sooth includes the muntains o the Reykjanes Peninsula.

The anerlie IKEA store in aw Iceland is in Garðabær. The toun is hame tae Marel hf. an aw, the lairgest company on NASDAQ OMX Iceland bi mercat capitalisation.[3]

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun's fitbaa club is Stjarnan who play in the Men's Premier Diveesion.

Twinnins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Political division
  2. Mainly statistical division
  3. "Shares". Nasdaq OMX. Retrieved April 5, 2012.