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There are eight regions of Iceland
Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...
, mainly used for statistical purposes. The district court jurisdictions also follow this division. The postal code
system follows the regions as well with a few exceptions. Before 2003 the regions were also used as constituencies for elections to Alþingi. These usages (except for the statistical ones) are however based upon an older version of the regions where Reykjavík proper was a special region and the surrounding municipalities in the current Capital region were a part of the Reykjanes region, currently known as Suðurnes.
These regions are not defined by law and have no official standing or administrative function.
Overview of the Regions
* Note: Reykjavík
ISO 3166-2:IS is the entry for Iceland in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization , which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.Currently for Iceland, ISO 3166-2 codes are...
Suðurnes is a region in southwest Iceland. The region has a population of more than 20,000 and is one of the more densely populated parts of the island...
Reykjanes or Reykjanesskagi is a peninsula and a volcanic system situated at the south-western end of Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík....
Vesturland is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the western side of the island. The biggest town in the region is Akranes, with a population of 6300....
Norðurland vestra is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the northern side of the island. The biggest town in the region is Sauðárkrókur, with a population of 3000....
Norðurland eystra is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the northern side of the island. The biggest town in the region is Akureyri, with a population of 17,300. The name "Norðurland Eystra" means "The North-East Region"....
Austurland is a region in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 km² and its population is 15,300. The biggest town in the region is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2300. The oldest municipality in the Eastfjords is Seydisfjörðr municipality established 1895, with population of 706 the year...
Suðurland is a region of Iceland known as "South Iceland". The population of the region was 23,311 . The biggest town in the region is Selfoss, with a population of 6000 inhabitants.- External links :**...
Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland.Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay...
, although it is part of Capital region, has the ISO code IS-0.
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