Talk:Municipalities of Iceland

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Mayors[edit]

The list of mayors isn't updated (and it should preferably be done in one edit to avoid confusion about what is updated and what isn't). Does anyone know where we can find a comprehensive list of the newly elected municipal managers/mayors?--Batmacumba (talk) 05:12, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

As for mayors, I am not aware of the source. Maybe ask the user that added them in the first place? He/she might know. My view is that it's better to have a ~ >90% accurate listing than none at all, but if your views differ, then please feel free to share them, although I don't see why you would want them to be taken off entirely. Thank you for contributing. A Red Cherry (talk) 19:18, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
I have never argued the entries about mayors should be deleted, just that they should be updated. There was a municipal election earlier this year and a lot of the mayors/municipal managers are no longer in office.--Batmacumba (talk) 22:02, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for your clarifying. Sorry I don't know of any sources for a mayors' list. Do you have any leads? A Red Cherry (talk) 01:45, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Ten times too big[edit]

All the municipalities have been made ten times too big. The editor has seemingly not used common sense when making this edit. E.g. Fljótsdalshérað is now bigger than the entire island of Ireland... (whereas in reality all of Iceland is only about 20% bigger than Ireland).--Batmacumba (talk) 05:04, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

I have reverted the edit. It may have included some valuable sources, but the inflated area size is a very embarrassing error that needed correcting.--Batmacumba (talk) 09:17, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I realized the mistake now and fixed it, but I just saw this post and your edit on the talk page. Weird how my watchlist only showed up with the revisions on the main page but not those here. Anyways, I simply divided each by ten and re-added the new (updated) areas that way. A Red Cherry (talk) 19:18, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
And yes, I absolutely do think this was necessary, since it included quality information and population statistics for 2018, both versions of English and Icelandic names, the (now) accurate sizes for each mun, because a lot of boundaries have changed since last update, which took place over a decade ago, etc. Please message me back if you have any further concerns. A Red Cherry (talk) 19:26, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

Please add the counties to which the municipalities belong.

I can add the counties yes but I'm not sure whether I should go by this list of counties because these actually don't exist anymore as administrative jursdictions. Today Iceland is divided between several County Magistrates and their jurisdictions generally follow the traditional county lines but not completely. If I were to add the counties, should I use the traditional counties or the modern day division? The problem with the traditional counties is that it is a purely historical division. But the problem with the modern division is that it is rather complicated and I wouldn't use tho old county names but rather the name of the town were the appropriate Magistrate has office. For instance, Dalvík has its magistrate in Akureyri but Ólafsfjörður has its own magistrate but yet both Dalvík and Ólafsfjörður are in the traditional county of Eyjafjarðarsýsla, to complicate it further, Glæsibæjarhreppur is traditionally a part of S-Þingeyjarsýsla county but today has its magistrate at Akureyri which is in Eyjafjarðarsýsla as previously mentioned.

I could also use other divisions such as the general assembly constituencies or the district court jurisdictions, those are a lot simpler. Perhaps I could use both the magistrate jurisdictions and the constituencies. Such a table might look like this: deleted table as it was messing with the page Biekko 01:04, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)

I would prefer to have (also?) a list of the cities and villages as we have it in the German version. For example, I would not have known which municipality the town of Selfoss belongs to. The list could be by alphabetical order. The German list is around the country against clockwise direction.

Reykholt 19:26, 27 May 2004 (UTC)

Such a list already exists at List of cities in Iceland, the German page should link to that page, not this one as municipalities and cities are not the same thing. --Biekko 21:09, 27 May 2004 (UTC)
Indeed @Biekko: @Bjarki S: @Reykholt: @Reykholt~enwiki: I'm thinking now that the Iceland gov has split the cities (for statistical collection and census data purposes, though not for administrative duties/functions/power/roles) into localities/urban nuclei, whether we should have a separate page for each. Thoughts? A Red Cherry (talk) 19:33, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

The main article on Iceland says there are 104 municipalities, yet I see only 101 listed here. What's up with that? A-giau 04:14, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Some of them merged in 2004. --Bjarki 13:20, 20 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Where is Bæjarhreppur ? I can't see it on the list...151.52.43.26 (talk) 17:57, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

It doesn't exist anymore. It merged with Húnaþing vestra in 2012. Stefán Örvar Sigmundsson (talk) 18:27, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, Thank you ! I thought about a mistake... Someone has to update the page about that former hreppur...151.52.59.177 (talk) 09:22, 29 May 2013 (UTC)