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Sveitarfélagið Garður
Toun
Location o Sveitarfélagið Garður, Iceland (left/centre)
Location o Sveitarfélagið Garður, Iceland (left/centre)
Sveitarfélagið Garður is locatit 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)
 • Tot1,452
 • Density69.1/km2 (179/sq mi)
WabsteidOffeecial 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]

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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]

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