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Hvammstangi
Town
Hvammstangi
Hvammstangi
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra
Location of the Municipality of Húnaþing vestra

Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950{{#coordinates:65|24|N|20|57|W|type:city(582)_region:IS|| | |name=

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Country Template:Country data Iceland
Constituency[1] Northwest Constituency
Region[2] Northwestern Region
Municipality Húnaþing vestra
Population (January 2011)
 • Total 582
Póstnúmer 531
Website Official website

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.

It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County,[3] with a current population of about 580 people.

Overview

Hvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. It is a regional provider of education and it has been an important trading center since 1846.[4] The town has a growing tourism and administration industry. The fishing industry (providing mainly shrimp) is also very important to the town's economy. The town also owns the largest textile factory in Iceland.

References

  1. ^ Political division
  2. ^ Mainly statistical division
  3. ^ Hvammstangi - Ferðavefur Norðurlands Vestra
  4. ^ Hvammstangi North Iceland

Coordinates: 65°24′N 20°57′W / 65.400°N 20.950°W / 65.400; -20.950{{#coordinates:65|24|N|20|57|W|region:IS_type:city|| |primary |name= }}


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