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This is a list of localities in Iceland.[1] Most Icelandic municipalities consist of several cities or towns. For example, four localities (Selfoss, Stokkseyri, Eyrarbakki, and Tjarnabyggð) can all be found in the municipality of Árborg.

A number of municipalities only contain a single locality, while there are also a few municipalities in which no localities exist. All localities in Iceland can only be located within a single municipality, i.e. they cannot straddle multiple municipality borders.[2]

Some municipalities, such as Hafnarfjörður and Akranes, also share the same name with a locality. However, these localities are not always situated in their namesake municipalities. In those cases, this does not necessarily mean that they there are no other localities included in that particular municipality. Even when they are the only locality there, they do not always encompass the span of that municipality's entire land area.[3]

Reykjavík, Capital of Iceland

List of localities

Localities shaded in pale green in the table are their respective regional capitals. The majority of the functions that are carried out by local governments actually happen at the municipal level. However, most settlements in Iceland are broken down further into the "locality" level, which are mainly used for and information collection and statistical analysis purposes only—they are the regional equivalent of a census division.

Rank Name Population
(2013)
Population
(2018)[4]
Change
(since 2013)
Municipality[5] Region[6]
1 Reykjavík 118,918 124,847 Increase 5% Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæðið
2 Kópavogur 31,719 35,966 Increase 13.4% Kópavogur Höfuðborgarsvæðið
3 Hafnarfjörður 26,800 29,409 Increase 9.7% Hafnarfjörður Höfuðborgarsvæðið
4 Akureyri 17,693 18,542 Increase 4.8% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
5 Reykjanesbær 14,153 17,555 Increase 24% Reykjanesbær Suðurnes
6 Garðabær 11,421 12,912 Increase 13.1% Garðabær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
7 Mosfellsbær 8,651 10,225 Increase 18.2% Mosfellsbær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
8 Selfoss 6,510 7,564 Increase 16.2% Árborg Suðurland
9 Akranes 6,612 7,249 Increase 9.6% Akranes Vesturland
10 Seltjarnarnes 4,322 4,575 Increase 5.9% Seltjarnarnes Höfuðborgarsvæðið
11 Vestmannaeyjar 4,219 4,284 Increase 1.5% Vestmannaeyjar Suðurland
12 Grindavík 2,856 3,319 Increase 16.2% Grindavíkurbær Suðurnes
13 Ísafjörður 2,624 2,625 Steady 0% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
14 Álftanes 2,392 2,586 Increase 8.1% Garðabær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
15 Sauðárkrókur 2,575 2,574 Steady 0% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
16 Hveragerði 2,288 2,564 Increase 12.1% Hveragerði Suðurland
17 Egilsstaðir 2,303 2,464 Increase 7% Fljótsdalshérað Austurland
18 Húsavík 2,228 2,323 Increase 4.3% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
19 Borgarnes 1,759 1,962 Increase 11.5% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
20 Sandgerði 1,546 1,753 Increase 13.4% Sandgerði/Garður Suðurnes
21 Höfn 1,690 1,677 Decrease 0.8% Hornafjörður Austurland
22 Þorlákshöfn 1,489 1,651 Increase 10.9% Ölfus Suðurland
23 Garður 1,429 1,595 Increase 11.6% Sandgerði/Garður Suðurnes
24 Neskaupstaður 1,466 1,469 Increase 0.2% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
25 Dalvík 1,359 1,367 Increase 0.6% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
26 Reyðarfjörður 1,152 1,270 Increase 10.2% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
27 Siglufjörður 1,190 1,183 Decrease 0.6% Fjallabyggð Norðurland eystra
28 Vogar 1,029 1,183 Increase 15% Vogar Suðurnes
29 Stykkishólmur 1,108 1,173 Increase 5.9% Stykkishólmur Vesturland
30 Eskifjörður 1,014 1,006 Decrease 0.8% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
31 Ólafsvík 1,010 970 Decrease 4% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
32 Hvolsvöllur 902 931 Increase 3.2% Rangárþing eystra Suðurland
33 Bolungarvík 894 924 Increase 3.4% Bolungarvík Vestfirðir
34 Hella 784 861 Increase 9.8% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
35 Grundarfjörður 852 834 Decrease 2.1% Grundarfjarðarbær Vesturland
36 Blönduós 813 821 Increase 1% Blönduósbær Norðurland vestra
37 Ólafsfjörður 790 791 Increase 0.1% Fjallabyggð Norðurland eystra
38 Fáskrúðsfjörður 654 712 Increase 8.9% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
39 Patreksfjörður 651 677 Increase 4% Vesturbyggð Vestfirðir
40 Seyðisfjörður 658 663 Increase 0.8% Seyðisfjörður Austurland
41 Grundarhverfi 528 587 Increase 11.2% Reykjavík Höfuðborgarsvæðið
42 Hvammstangi 546 578 Increase 5.9% Húnaþing vestra Norðurland vestra
43 Stokkseyri 465 528 Increase 13.5% Árborg Suðurland
44 Eyrarbakki 531 526 Decrease 0.9% Árborg Suðurland
45 Vopnafjörður 543 526 Decrease 3.1% Vopnafjarðarhreppur Austurland
46 Skagaströnd 501 477 Decrease 4.8% Skagaströnd Norðurland vestra
47 Flúðir 420 432 Increase 2.9% Hrunamannahreppur Suðurland
48 Vík 276 402 Increase 45.7% Mýrdalshreppur Suðurland
49 Fellabær 403 395 Decrease 2% Fljótsdalshérað Austurland
50 Hellissandur 389 365 Decrease 6.2% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
51 Djúpivogur 348 357 Increase 2.6% Djúpavogshreppur Austurland
52 Þórshöfn 379 352 Decrease 7.1% Langanesbyggð Norðurland eystra
53 Svalbarðseyri 271 337 Increase 24.4% Svalbarðsstrandarhreppur Norðurland eystra
54 Hólmavík 391 320 Decrease 18.2% Strandabyggð Vestfirðir
55 Grenivík 278 297 Increase 6.8% Grýtubakkahreppur Norðurland eystra
56 Hvanneyri 251 285 Increase 13.5% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
57 Þingeyri 262 276 Increase 5.3% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
58 Búðardalur 252 272 Increase 7.9% Dalabyggð Vesturland
59 Reykholt 206 270 Increase 31.1% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
60 Hrafnagil 263 257 Decrease 2.3% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
61 Suðureyri 264 257 Decrease 2.7% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
62 Tálknafjörður 275 231 Decrease 16% Tálknafjarðarhreppur Vestfirðir
63 Bíldudalur 170 225 Increase 32.4% Vesturbyggð Vestfirðir
64 Mosfellsdalur 203 224 Increase 10.3% Mosfellsbær Höfuðborgarsvæðið
65 Hnífsdalur 216 208 Decrease 3.7% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
66 Reykjahlíð 153 208 Increase 35.9% Skútustaðahreppur Norðurland eystra
67 Laugarvatn 147 191 Increase 29.9% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
68 Raufarhöfn 169 186 Increase 10.1% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
69 Stöðvarfjörður 189 184 Decrease 2.6% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
70 Bifröst 246 179 Decrease 27.2% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
71 Flateyri 199 177 Decrease 11.1% Ísafjarðarbær Vestfirðir
72 Kirkjubæjarklaustur 119 176 Increase 47.9% Skaftárhreppur Suðurland
73 Súðavík 145 157 Increase 8.3% Súðavíkurhreppur Vestfirðir
74 Hrísey 171 151 Decrease 11.7% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
75 Hofsós 181 147 Decrease 18.8% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
76 Breiðdalsvík 130 137 Increase 5.4% Fjarðabyggð Austurland
77 Rif 163 135 Decrease 17.2% Snæfellsbær Vesturland
78 Reykhólar 133 130 Decrease 2.3% Reykhólahreppur Vestfirðir
79 Varmahlíð 128 127 Decrease 0.8% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
80 Kópasker 122 122 Steady 0% Norðurþing Norðurland eystra
81 Laugarás 106 116 Increase 9.4% Bláskógabyggð Suðurland
82 Borg 75 112 Increase 49.3% Grafningshreppur Suðurland
83 Hauganes 105 111 Increase 5.7% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
84 Hafnir 76 110 Increase 44.7% Reykjanesbær Suðurnes
85 Laugar 111 109 Decrease 1.8% Þingeyjarsveit Norðurland eystra
86 Melahverfi 115 107 Decrease 7% Hvalfjarðarsveit Vesturland
87 Tjarnabyggð 81 106 Increase 30.9% Árborg Suðurland
88 Árskógssandur 112 102 Decrease 8.9% Dalvíkurbyggð Norðurland eystra
89 Lónsbakki 104 102 Decrease 1.9% Hörgársveit Norðurland eystra
90 Hólar 78 94 Increase 20.5% Skagafjörður Norðurland vestra
91 Nesjahverfi 71 92 Increase 29.6% Hornafjörður Austurland
92 Sólheimar 95 91 Decrease 4.2% Grafningshreppur Suðurland
93 Brúnahlíð 62 85 Increase 37.1% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
94 Drangsnes 69 77 Increase 11.6% Kaldrananeshreppur Vestfirðir
95 Borgarfjörður eystri 86 76 Decrease 11.6% Borgarfjarðarhreppur Austurland
96 Árbæjarhverfi 54 74 Increase 37% Ölfus Suðurland
97 Brautarholt 54 70 Increase 29.6% Gnúpverjahreppur Suðurland
98 Rauðalækur 36 68 Increase 88.9% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
99 Bakkafjörður 78 65 Decrease 16.7% Langanesbyggð Norðurland eystra
100 Innnes 56 65 Increase 16.1% Hvalfjarðarsveit Vesturland
101 Grímsey 76 61 Decrease 19.7% Akureyri Norðurland eystra
102 Þykkvabær 53 59 Increase 11.3% Rangárþing ytra Suðurland
103 Laugarbakki 48 57 Increase 18.8% Húnaþing vestra Norðurland vestra
104 Reykholt 36 56 Increase 55.6% Borgarbyggð Vesturland
105 Árnes 37 53 Increase 43.2% Gnúpverjahreppur Suðurland
106 Kristnes 56 52 Decrease 7.1% Eyjafjarðarsveit Norðurland eystra
107 Kleppjárnsreykir 51 43 Decrease 15.7% Borgarbyggð Vesturland

See also

References

  1. ^ "map.is | Kort af Íslandi | Loftmyndir af Íslandi | Íslandskort | Map of Iceland". map.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  2. ^ "Sveitarfélögin". Samband íslenskra sveitarfélaga (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ "PX-Web - Table". px.hagstofa.is. Retrieved 2018-11-19.
  4. ^ "Statistice Ísland (Hagstofa)". px.hagstofa.is. Retrieved 2018-08-04.
  5. ^ "Municipalities, Localities, and Urban Nuclei in Iceland – Population Information, Charts, Maps". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  6. ^ "Sveitarfélögin". Samband Íslenskra Sveitarfélaga (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2018-08-06.

External links

  • Map of Iceland at Archive.is (archived 5 December 2012)
  • Municipalities and Urban Settlements in Iceland
  • Regions of Iceland
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