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Höfuðborgarsvæði

Area of Höfuðborgarsvæði 1,022.5 km²
Population 208,852
Male Population 103,873 (49.7%)
Female Population 104,979 (50.3%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015  +73.2%
Population change from 2000 to 2015  +21.7%
Median Age 34.7 years old
Male Median Age 34 years old
Female Median Age 35.3 years old
Timezone Greenwich Mean Time
Greater Reykjavík is a region in southwestern Iceland that comprises the national capital Reykjavík and six municipalities around it. Source: Wikipedia

Höfuðborgarsvæði Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Data1975199020002015
Population 120,576 150,469 171,626 208,852
Population Density 117.9 / km² 147.2 / km² 167.9 / km² 204.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Capital Region Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 21.7% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Höfuðborgarsvæði +73.2% +38.8% +21.7%
Iceland +53.4% +30.4% +17.9%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Höfuðborgarsvæði Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
AgeMaleFemaleTotal
Under 5 8,078 7,742 15,821
5-9 6,943 6,684 13,628
10-14 6,799 6,621 13,421
15-19 7,470 7,183 14,654
20-24 7,597 7,811 15,408
25-29 8,392 8,201 16,594
30-34 8,256 7,775 16,032
35-39 7,689 7,206 14,895
40-44 6,955 6,888 13,843
45-49 7,086 7,141 14,228
50-54 6,887 6,883 13,770
55-59 5,894 6,030 11,925
60-64 5,028 5,017 10,045
65-69 3,484 3,815 7,299
70-74 2,496 2,803 5,299
75-79 2,167 2,688 4,856
80-84 1,572 2,331 3,903
85 Plus 1,079 2,160 3,239
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Höfuðborgarsvæði Population Density

Population Density: 204.3 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Höfuðborgarsvæði 208,852 1,022.5 km² 204.3 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Höfuðborgarsvæði Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 900 to 2100
YearEst. PopulationAvg 10 year growth %Avg 10 year growth
900 6,131 n/a n/a
1000 12,261 7.2% 613
1100 17,166 3.4% 490
1200 17,166 0% 0
1300 17,166 0% 0
1400 14,713 -1.5% -245
1500 14,713 0% 0
1600 12,261 -1.8% -245
1700 12,151 -0.1% -11
1800 17,946 4% 579
1900 24,916 3.3% 697
1910 25,271 1.4% 355
1920 31,715 25.5% 6,444
1930 42,975 35.5% 11,260
1940 54,346 26.5% 11,371
1950 70,256 29.3% 15,910
1960 96,829 37.8% 26,573
1970 113,150 16.9% 16,321
1990 150,469 15.3% 18,659
2000 171,626 14.1% 21,157
2020 224,542 14.4% 26,458
2030 252,012 12.2% 27,470
2040 276,705 9.8% 24,693
2050 300,351 8.5% 23,646
2060 320,910 6.8% 20,559
2070 336,998 5% 16,088
2080 349,339 3.7% 12,341
2090 357,065 2.2% 7,726
2100 359,092 0.6% 2,027
Sources:
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-927-2017, 2017.

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Höfuðborgarsvæði CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Höfuðborgarsvæði 2,635,942 t 12.6 t 2,578 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Capital Region Annual Weather Averages

May Historical Weather Data (1949 to 2020)

Average Temp
6.6°C
43.9°F
Average High
9.4°C
49.0°F
Average Low
3.8°C
38.9°F
   Record High Temperature
20.6°C
69.1°F
   Record Low Temperature
-7.7°C
18.1°F
   Average Precipitation
59.3 mm
2.3 in
   Average Precipitation Days (≥ 0.254 mm)
14.4 days
   Average Snowfall
14.7 mm
0.6 in
   Average Snowfall Days (≥ 25 mm)
0.2 days
   Average Wind Speed
5.7 m/s
Sources:
1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
2. Lawrimore, Jay H.; Ray, Ron; Applequist, Scott; Korzeniewski, Bryant; Menne, Matthew J. (2016): Global Summary of the Month (GSOM), Version 1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5. Accessed Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:07:33 GMT.

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
Landslide High (10)
Earthquake High (6.2)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.

Other places in Iceland

Place Area Population Population Density
Austurland 15,734.4 km² 9,887 0.63 / km²
Northeast 22,733.7 km² 25,910 1.14 / km²
Northwest 13,089.7 km² 6,768 0.52 / km²
South 31,036.9 km² 26,680 0.86 / km²
Southern Peninsula 842.3 km² 22,858 27.1 / km²
Vesturland 9,525.7 km² 14,330 1.5 / km²
Westfjords 8,848 km² 5,869 0.66 / km²
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