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  • Kópavogur our town
  • Kópavogur is Iceland's second largest town, with a population of 30,000. It lies immediately south of Reykjavík and is part of the Greater Reykjavík Area.
  • It is largely made up of residential areas, but has a lot of commercial and industrial activity as well.
  • The name literally means Seal pup bay . The town seal contains the profile of the church Kópavogskirkja with a seal pup underneath.
  • Kópavogur is historically significant as the site of the 1662 Kópavogur meeting. This event marked the total incorporation of Iceland into Denmark-Norway as bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson and lögmaður Árni Oddsson on behalf of the Icelandic people signed a document confirming that the introduction of absolute monarchy by the King also applied to Iceland.
  • The library in Kópavogur Natural History Museum of Kópavogur The concert hall - Salurinn S wimming pool in Kópavogur
  • The tallest building in Iceland is located in downtown Kópavogur. The building is called Smáratorg tower. View from the tower
  • Schools in Kópavogur
    • There are :
    • 20 nursery schools in Kópavogur (for children 1-6 years old)
    • 10 primary/elementary schools (for children 6-16 years old)
    • 1 College (for teenager 16-20+ years old)
    • 3 schools of music
  • Welcome to Kópavogur