Localities of Iceland

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.

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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]

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.

RankNamePopulation
(2013)
Population
(2018)[4]
Change
(since 2013)
Municipality[5]Region[6]
1 Reykjavík118,918124,847 5%ReykjavíkHöfuðborgarsvæðið
2 Kópavogur31,71935,966 13.4%KópavogurHöfuðborgarsvæðið
3 Hafnarfjörður26,80029,409 9.7%HafnarfjörðurHöfuðborgarsvæðið
4 Akureyri17,69318,542 4.8%AkureyriNorðurland eystra
5 Reykjanesbær14,15317,555 24%ReykjanesbærSuðurnes
6 Garðabær11,42112,912 13.1%GarðabærHöfuðborgarsvæðið
7 Mosfellsbær8,65110,225 18.2%MosfellsbærHöfuðborgarsvæðið
8 Selfoss6,5107,564 16.2%ÁrborgSuðurland
9 Akranes6,6127,249 9.6%AkranesVesturland
10 Seltjarnarnes4,3224,575 5.9%SeltjarnarnesHöfuðborgarsvæðið
11 Vestmannaeyjar4,2194,284 1.5%VestmannaeyjarSuðurland
12 Grindavík2,8563,319 16.2%GrindavíkurbærSuðurnes
13 Ísafjörður2,6242,625 0%ÍsafjarðarbærVestfirðir
14 Álftanes2,3922,586 8.1%GarðabærHöfuðborgarsvæðið
15 Sauðárkrókur2,5752,574 0%SkagafjörðurNorðurland vestra
16 Hveragerði2,2882,564 12.1%HveragerðiSuðurland
17 Egilsstaðir2,3032,464 7%FljótsdalshéraðAusturland
18 Húsavík2,2282,323 4.3%NorðurþingNorðurland eystra
19 Borgarnes1,7591,962 11.5%BorgarbyggðVesturland
20 Sandgerði1,5461,753 13.4%Sandgerði/GarðurSuðurnes
21 Höfn1,6901,677 0.8%HornafjörðurAusturland
22 Þorlákshöfn1,4891,651 10.9%ÖlfusSuðurland
23 Garður1,4291,595 11.6%Sandgerði/GarðurSuðurnes
24 Neskaupstaður1,4661,469 0.2%FjarðabyggðAusturland
25 Dalvík1,3591,367 0.6%DalvíkurbyggðNorðurland eystra
26 Reyðarfjörður1,1521,270 10.2%FjarðabyggðAusturland
27 Siglufjörður1,1901,183 0.6%FjallabyggðNorðurland eystra
28 Vogar1,0291,183 15%VogarSuðurnes
29 Stykkishólmur1,1081,173 5.9%StykkishólmurVesturland
30 Eskifjörður1,0141,006 0.8%FjarðabyggðAusturland
31 Ólafsvík1,010970 4%SnæfellsbærVesturland
32 Hvolsvöllur902931 3.2%Rangárþing eystraSuðurland
33 Bolungarvík894924 3.4%BolungarvíkVestfirðir
34 Hella784861 9.8%Rangárþing ytraSuðurland
35 Grundarfjörður852834 2.1%GrundarfjarðarbærVesturland
36 Blönduós813821 1%BlönduósbærNorðurland vestra
37 Ólafsfjörður790791 0.1%FjallabyggðNorðurland eystra
38 Fáskrúðsfjörður654712 8.9%FjarðabyggðAusturland
39 Patreksfjörður651677 4%VesturbyggðVestfirðir
40 Seyðisfjörður658663 0.8%SeyðisfjörðurAusturland
41 Grundarhverfi528587 11.2%ReykjavíkHöfuðborgarsvæðið
42 Hvammstangi546578 5.9%Húnaþing vestraNorðurland vestra
43 Stokkseyri465528 13.5%ÁrborgSuðurland
44 Eyrarbakki531526 0.9%ÁrborgSuðurland
45 Vopnafjörður543526 3.1%VopnafjarðarhreppurAusturland
46 Skagaströnd501477 4.8%SkagaströndNorðurland vestra
47 Flúðir420432 2.9%HrunamannahreppurSuðurland
48 Vík276402 45.7%MýrdalshreppurSuðurland
49 Fellabær403395 2%FljótsdalshéraðAusturland
50 Hellissandur389365 6.2%SnæfellsbærVesturland
51 Djúpivogur348357 2.6%DjúpavogshreppurAusturland
52 Þórshöfn379352 7.1%LanganesbyggðNorðurland eystra
53 Svalbarðseyri271337 24.4%SvalbarðsstrandarhreppurNorðurland eystra
54 Hólmavík391320 18.2%StrandabyggðVestfirðir
55 Grenivík278297 6.8%GrýtubakkahreppurNorðurland eystra
56 Hvanneyri251285 13.5%BorgarbyggðVesturland
57 Þingeyri262276 5.3%ÍsafjarðarbærVestfirðir
58 Búðardalur252272 7.9%DalabyggðVesturland
59 Reykholt206270 31.1%BláskógabyggðSuðurland
60 Hrafnagil263257 2.3%EyjafjarðarsveitNorðurland eystra
61 Suðureyri264257 2.7%ÍsafjarðarbærVestfirðir
62 Tálknafjörður275231 16%TálknafjarðarhreppurVestfirðir
63 Bíldudalur170225 32.4%VesturbyggðVestfirðir
64 Mosfellsdalur203224 10.3%MosfellsbærHöfuðborgarsvæðið
65 Hnífsdalur216208 3.7%ÍsafjarðarbærVestfirðir
66 Reykjahlíð153208 35.9%SkútustaðahreppurNorðurland eystra
67 Laugarvatn147191 29.9%BláskógabyggðSuðurland
68 Raufarhöfn169186 10.1%NorðurþingNorðurland eystra
69 Stöðvarfjörður189184 2.6%FjarðabyggðAusturland
70 Bifröst246179 27.2%BorgarbyggðVesturland
71 Flateyri199177 11.1%ÍsafjarðarbærVestfirðir
72 Kirkjubæjarklaustur119176 47.9%SkaftárhreppurSuðurland
73 Súðavík145157 8.3%SúðavíkurhreppurVestfirðir
74 Hrísey171151 11.7%AkureyriNorðurland eystra
75 Hofsós181147 18.8%SkagafjörðurNorðurland vestra
76 Breiðdalsvík130137 5.4%FjarðabyggðAusturland
77 Rif163135 17.2%SnæfellsbærVesturland
78 Reykhólar133130 2.3%ReykhólahreppurVestfirðir
79 Varmahlíð128127 0.8%SkagafjörðurNorðurland vestra
80 Kópasker122122 0%NorðurþingNorðurland eystra
81 Laugarás106116 9.4%BláskógabyggðSuðurland
82 Borg75112 49.3%GrafningshreppurSuðurland
83 Hauganes105111 5.7%DalvíkurbyggðNorðurland eystra
84 Hafnir76110 44.7%ReykjanesbærSuðurnes
85 Laugar111109 1.8%ÞingeyjarsveitNorðurland eystra
86 Melahverfi115107 7%HvalfjarðarsveitVesturland
87 Tjarnabyggð81106 30.9%ÁrborgSuðurland
88 Árskógssandur112102 8.9%DalvíkurbyggðNorðurland eystra
89 Lónsbakki104102 1.9%HörgársveitNorðurland eystra
90 Hólar7894 20.5%SkagafjörðurNorðurland vestra
91 Nesjahverfi7192 29.6%HornafjörðurAusturland
92 Sólheimar9591 4.2%GrafningshreppurSuðurland
93 Brúnahlíð6285 37.1%EyjafjarðarsveitNorðurland eystra
94 Drangsnes6977 11.6%KaldrananeshreppurVestfirðir
95 Borgarfjörður eystri8676 11.6%BorgarfjarðarhreppurAusturland
96 Árbæjarhverfi5474 37%ÖlfusSuðurland
97 Brautarholt5470 29.6%GnúpverjahreppurSuðurland
98 Rauðalækur3668 88.9%Rangárþing ytraSuðurland
99 Bakkafjörður7865 16.7%LanganesbyggðNorðurland eystra
100 Innnes5665 16.1%HvalfjarðarsveitVesturland
101 Grímsey7661 19.7%AkureyriNorðurland eystra
102 Þykkvabær5359 11.3%Rangárþing ytraSuðurland
103 Laugarbakki4857 18.8%Húnaþing vestraNorðurland vestra
104 Reykholt3656 55.6%BorgarbyggðVesturland
105 Árnes3753 43.2%GnúpverjahreppurSuðurland
106 Kristnes5652 7.1%EyjafjarðarsveitNorðurland eystra
107 Kleppjárnsreykir5143 15.7%BorgarbyggðVesturland

See also

References

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