Reykjavík

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Reykjavík
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Frae upper left: Reykjavik frae Perlan, ruiftaps frae Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik frae Hallgrímskirkja, Fríkirkjan, panorama frae Perlan
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Location o Reykjavík
RegionCaipital Region
ConstituencyReykjavík Constituency North
Reykjavík Constituency Sooth
Mercat richtAugust 18, 1786[1]
MayorDagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (SDA)
CooncilReykjavík Cety Cooncil
Aurie273 km2 (105 sq mi)[2]
Population126,100 (2017)[3]
Density451.5/km2 (1,169/sq mi)
Municipal nummer0000
Postal code(s)101–155
Wabsteidreykjavik.is

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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Coordinates: 64°08′00″N 21°56′00″W / 64.13333°N 21.93333°W / 64.13333; -21.93333