Reykjavík City Center

Iceland Reykjavík Breiðholt
City Center

Miðborg
District
Tjörnin, Reykjavik.jpg
Reykjavík map (D02-Miðborg).png
CountryIceland
MunicipalityReykjavík
Area
 • Total3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,600
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Postal code
IS-101

Reykjavík City Center (Icelandic: Miðborg, Miðbær, and sometimes Austurbær) is a sub-municipal administrational district that covers much of the central part Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. The district includes six neighbourhoods: Kvos, Grjótaþorp, Skólavörðuholt, Þingholt, Skuggahverfi and Vatnsmýri.

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).

Harpa conference center in Reykjavík City Center

External links

Media related to Reykjavík - Miðborg at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 64°08′25″N 21°55′58″W / 64.140268°N 21.932759°W / 64.140268; -21.932759