Reykjavík City Center

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Location
64°08'24"N
021°55'57"W
Country
 Iceland
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Reykjavík City Center (Icelandic: Miðborg [ˈmɪðˌpɔrk], Miðbær [ˈmɪðˌpaiːr̥], and sometimes Austurbær [ˈœistʏrˌpaiːr̥]) is a sub-municipal administrational district that covers much of the central part Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The district includes six neighbourhoods: Kvos [ˈkʰvɔːs], Grjótaþorp [ˈkrjouːtaˌθɔr̥p], Skólavörðuholt [ˈskouːlaˌvœrðʏˌhɔl̥t], Þingholt [ˈθiŋkˌhɔl̥t], Skuggahverfi [ˈskʏkkaˌkʰvɛrvɪ] and Vatnsmýri [ˈvassˌmiːrɪ].

Overview

It is the administrative center of Iceland, containing Alþingishúsið (the national parliament buildings), Stjórnarráðshúsið (the cabinet house) and the Supreme Court of Iceland. In addition, the area is home to many of the city's landmarks, including the Tjörnin pond, the town hall, and Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland; tourist flow is considerable. The city center is also the center of Reykjavík's nightlife; many of the city's bars and nightclubs are located in Austurstræti (east street) and Bankastræti (bank street).
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