Garður

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Sveitarfélagið Garður
Toun
Location o Sveitarfélagið Garður, Iceland (left/centre)
Location o Sveitarfélagið Garður, Iceland (left/centre)
Sveitarfélagið Garður is located in Iceland
Sveitarfélagið Garður
Sveitarfélagið Garður
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°04′N 22°38′W / 64.067°N 22.633°W / 64.067; -22.633
Kintra Iceland
Constituency[1]Suðurkjördæmi
Region[2]Suðurnes[3]
CoontyGullbringusýsla
MunicipalityGarður
Area
 • Total21 km2 (8 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,452
 • Density69.1/km2 (179/sq mi)
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid
Postal Code: 250

Sveitarfélagið Garður is a municipality an toun locatit in soothwastren Iceland, bordered by the Faxaflói Bay on the Reykjanes peninsula.

As o Januar 2011, Garður haed a total population o 1,452. The toun Gardur, which means garden or yard, wis namit efter ane o the mony yirden waws ance erectit on the boondaries atween local properties.[4]

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The rich fishin grunds bi the shore remain the toun's economic base. A great deal o fishin wis carriet oot here in earlier centuries, an thare are relics tae be foond alang the shore. Garður remains a strang fishin centre wi fish processin firms.

The Garður Peninsula Historical Museum (Byggðasafn Garðskaga), which is locatit at the peninsula, tells the story o the fishermen an the history o the fowk who livit an wirkit in the commonty.[5]

Garður is kent for its lichthooses an aw. The auld Garðskagi Lichthoose wis built in 1897 an wis uised till recently as a centre for studyin the thoosans o migratin birds which arrive thare frae Greenland an North Americae ivery year tae breed on the surroondin shore.

Garður is the hame o the popular indie baund Of Monsters and Men.[6]

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The local sports club is cried Víðir. Their fitbaa team played the 2011 saison in the men´s third diveesion. They last played in Iceland's top tier in 1991.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Poleetical diveesion
  2. Mainly statistical diveesion
  3. Umwhile namit Reykjanes
  4. "Garður (Town of Gardur, Reykjanes, South Iceland)". Archived frae the original on 20 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  5. Garður Peninsula Historical Museum (Byggðasafn Garðskaga)
  6. Garður Folk Museum and Lighthouse (enjoyiceland.is)
  7. Iceland 1991 - RSSSF

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Coordinates: 64°04′N 22°38′W / 64.067°N 22.633°W / 64.067; -22.633