- are home to 3/5ths of Iceland's entire population.
Current Mayor, as of 1.February 2003: Ůˇrˇlfur ┴rnason[?]
Population of ReykjavÝk as of Dec.1998: Men: 53.146, Women: 55.205. Total:108.351
The name literally means "smokey bay". The reason for this is that, when arriving on their ships, the early settlers saw steam (resembling smoke) rising from hot springs near the coast.
ReykjavÝk is the northernmost capital city in the world and receives only 4 hours of sunlight a day in the depth of winter. However, in the summer, the nights are almost as bright as day. Some of the best-known neighborhoods of ReykjavÝk are VesturbŠrinn[?], Ůingholt[?] and Norurmřri[?].