Northwest (Icelandic constituency)

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Location
64°19'59"N
022°04'59"W
Country
 Iceland
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Description

Northwest Constituency (Icelandic: Norðvesturkjördæmi [ˈnɔrðˌvɛstʏrˌcʰœrˌtaiːmɪ]) is one of the six constituencies of Iceland. Its major town is Akranes. It elects 8 members to the Althing.

Geography

It borders with the constituencies of Northeast Constituency, South Constituency, Southwest Constituency and the coastline nearby Akranes is located close to the one of the North of Reykjavík. Its territory includes the glaciers of Drangajökull, Eiríksjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Þórisjökull and, at its south-eastern borders, the northern part of the Hofsjökull and Langjökull.

Administration

Composition

The constituency includes 3 regions and 26 municipalities. Regions: Northwestern Region, Westfjords and Western Region Municipalities: Akrahreppur, Akranes, Árneshreppur, Blönduós, Bolungarvík, Borgarbyggð, Dalabyggð, Eyja- og Miklaholtshreppur, Grundarfjörður, Helgafellssveit, Húnaþing vestra, Húnavatnshreppur, Hvalfjarðarsveit, Ísafjarðarbær, Kaldrananeshreppur, Reykhólahreppur, Skagabyggð, Skagafjörður, Skagaströnd, Skorradalshreppur, Snæfellsbær, Strandabyggð, Stykkishólmur, Súðavíkurhreppur, Tálknafjarðarhreppur and Vesturbyggð

Towns

The settlements with town status, listed per order of population, are 12:
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