Neskaupstaður


Neskaupstaður
Neskaupstaður
—  Town  —
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Location of the Municipality of Fjarðabyggð
Neskaupstaður is located in Iceland
Neskaupstaður
Location in Iceland
Coordinates: 65°09′N 13°42′W / 65.15°N 13.7°W / 65.15; -13.7
Country  Iceland
Constituency[1] Map of the constituencies of Iceland Norðausturkjördæmi
Region[2] Map of the regions of Iceland Austurland
County Map of the counties of Iceland Suður-Múlasýsla
Municipality COA Fjardabyggd.png Fjarðabyggð
Population (2008)
 – Total 1,437
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)
Website Official website

Neskaupstaður is a town located on the fjord Norðfjörður on the eastern side of Iceland. It is part of the municipality of Fjarðabyggð and, as of 2011, it has a population of 1,437.

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History

It suffered severe depopulation in the 1990s, but this has been reversed as a result of the building of an aluminum smelter and a new hydroelectric power-plant in East Iceland.

Neskaupstaður joined Eskifjörður and Reyðarfjörður in 1998 to form the new municipality of Fjarðabyggð ("fjords-settlement").

The 2002 Icelandic movie Hafið (The Sea) was filmed almost entirely in and around Neskaupstaður.

Geography

The other villages composing the municipality are: Eskifjörður (1,043 inh.), Fáskrúðsfjörður (662 inh.), Mjóifjörður (35 inh.), Reyðarfjörður (1,102 inh.) and Stöðvarfjörður (203 inh.).[3]

Economy

Síldarvinnslan h/f operates one of the most advanced fish processing plants in Europe, it mainly produces fish for human consumption.

Twin towns

Photogallery

References

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ (Icelandic) Infos on Fjarðabyggð municipal website

External links

Coordinates: 65°09′N 13°42′W / 65.15°N 13.7°W / 65.15; -13.7


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