Reykjavík

  • reykjavík
    reykjavik main image.jpg
    from upper left: reykjavík from perlan, rooftops from hallgrímskirkja, reykjavík from hallgrímskirkja, fríkirkjan, panorama from perlan
    isl reykjavik coa.svg
    coat of arms of reykjavík
    reykjavikurborg map.svg
    location of reykjavík
    regioncapital region
    constituencyreykjavík constituency north
    reykjavík constituency south
    market right18 august 1786[1]
    mayordagur bergþóruson eggertsson (sda)
    councilreykjavík city council
    area273 km2 (105 sq mi)[2]
    population129,840 (2019)[3]
    density471.77/km2 (1,221.9/sq mi)
    municipal number0000
    reykjavik.is

    reykjavík (k/ rayk-yə-vik, -⁠veek;[4] icelandic: [ˈreiːcaˌviːk] (about this soundlisten)) is the capital and largest city of iceland. it is located in southwestern iceland, on the southern shore of faxaflói bay. its latitude is 64°08' n, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state.[a] with a population of around 128,793 (and 228,231 in the capital region),[3][5] it is the center of iceland's cultural, economic, and governmental activity, and is a popular tourist destination.

    reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in iceland, which, according to landnámabók, was established by ingólfr arnarson in ad 874. until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. the city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. it is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.[6][7][8]

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Reykjavík
Reykjavik Main Image.jpg
From upper left: Reykjavík from Perlan, rooftops from Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík from Hallgrímskirkja, Fríkirkjan, panorama from Perlan
ISL Reykjavik COA.svg
Coat of arms of Reykjavík
Reykjavikurborg map.svg
Location of Reykjavík
RegionCapital Region
ConstituencyReykjavík Constituency North
Reykjavík Constituency South
Market right18 August 1786[1]
MayorDagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (SDA)
CouncilReykjavík City Council
Area273 km2 (105 sq mi)[2]
Population129,840 (2019)[3]
Density471.77/km2 (1,221.9/sq mi)
Municipal number0000
reykjavik.is

Reykjavík (k/ RAYK-yə-vik, -⁠veek;[4] Icelandic: [ˈreiːcaˌviːk] (About this soundlisten)) is the capital and largest city of Iceland. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói bay. Its latitude is 64°08' N, making it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state.[a] With a population of around 128,793 (and 228,231 in the Capital Region),[3][5] it is the center of Iceland's cultural, economic, and governmental activity, and is a popular tourist destination.

Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which, according to Landnámabók, was established by Ingólfr Arnarson in AD 874. Until the 19th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1785 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the following decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population, and governmental activities. It is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.[6][7][8]