How many sister cites does Reykjavík have? Is it 20, 202—all the world’s capitals—58 or 17?
Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Seventeen. All the Nordic capitals and some more obscure ones like Strumica, a city in eastern Macedonia near the Novo Selo-Petrich border crossing with Bulgaria.
Named after the Strumica River which passes through it, the town and surrounding region has about 100,000 inhabitants.
Here is a list of Reykjavík’s sister cities. Note that there’s no Dublin, London (but rather Kingston upon Hull), Tallin or Riga on the list:
Kingston upon Hull (UK)
La Paz (Bolivia)
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)