Álftanes

Álftanes is a town and low-lying peninsula which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes, located in Iceland's Capital Region.

Álftanes
Town and former municipality
Álftanes
Location of Álftanes in Iceland
Coordinates: 64°06′23″N 22°1′0″W
Country Iceland
ConstituencySouthwest Constituency
RegionCapital Region
MunicipalityÁlftanes
Government
  MayorSigurður G. Gunnarsson
Area
  Total5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
  Total2,484
  Density472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website
Postal Codes: 225

The municipality of Álftanes was merged into the neighboring municipality of Garðabær in January 2013.[1] Álftanes had a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The town contains the official residence of the President of Iceland, Bessastaðir.[2]

Sports

The town is home to the Ungmennafélag Álftaness multi-sport club.

References

  1. "Merger Of Álftanes And Garðabær Approved". Reykavik Grapevine. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. Rdahl, Randi Bj W. (23 May 2011). The Incorporation and Integration of the King's Tributary Lands Into the Norwegian Realm C. 1195-1397. BRILL. p. 217. ISBN 90-04-20613-2.


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