Population of Bakkafjörður up

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Population of Bakkafjörður up

From the main street in Þórshöfn

From Þórshöfn's main street. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

In the last ten years the population of Iceland has increased by 12 percent. However, in the Northeast region of Þingeyjarsýsla, which reaches from just east of Akureyri all the way to Bakkafjörður, the population has decreased by 10 percent over the last ten years, 640.is reports. 

The smallest decrease—0.3 percent— was in Langanesbyggð where the town of Þórshöfn is located.

The largest population decrease occurred in Iceland’s northernmost village, Raufarhöfn, where the population dropped by 14.4 percent, or some 28 persons over the past year. Surprisingly the biggest increase was in remote Bakkafjörður where the population rose by 16.6 percent in one year, from 72 inhabitants to 84 today.

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