Kópavogur Our Town

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Kópavogur Our Town

  1. 1. Kópavogur our town
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. It is largely made up of residential areas, but has a lot of commercial and industrial activity as well.
  4. 4. The name literally means Seal pup bay . The town seal contains the profile of the church Kópavogskirkja with a seal pup underneath.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The library in Kópavogur Natural History Museum of Kópavogur The concert hall - Salurinn S wimming pool in Kópavogur
  7. 7. The tallest building in Iceland is located in downtown Kópavogur. The building is called Smáratorg tower. View from the tower
  8. 8. Schools in Kópavogur <ul><li>There are : </li></ul><ul><li>20 nursery schools in Kópavogur (for children 1-6 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>10 primary/elementary schools (for children 6-16 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>1 College (for teenager 16-20+ years old) </li></ul><ul><li>3 schools of music </li></ul>
  9. 9. Welcome to Kópavogur

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