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Oldest Icelander Passes Away

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Oldest Icelander Passes Away

Kristín Gudmundsdóttir, who held the record of being the oldest living Icelander, died at nursing home Sólvangur in Hafnarfjördur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, on Tuesday night. She was 105.

Gudmundsdóttir was born on May 11, 1902, in Strandasýsla county in the West Fjords, Morgunbladid reports.

The oldest living Icelander is now Thurídur Samúelsdóttir, who is 104. She was born in Reykjavík on June 19, 1903.

The second and third place is held by Torfhildur Torfadóttir in Ísafjördur, the capital of the West Fjords, and Margrét Hannesdóttir in Reykjavík, who are both 103.

The forth oldest Icelander is a man (women live longer on average), Sigsteinn Pálsson in Mosfellsbaer, outside of Reykjavík, who is 102.

About 30 Icelanders are currently over 100-years-old.

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