A proposal to change the standing of Kópavogur from a town to a city was voted down at a town meeting yesterday. For the time being this means that Reykjavík will continue to be the only city in Iceland.
The proposal was put forth by Progressive party representative Ómar Stefánsson who told Vísir that he could see nothing wrong with making Kópavogur a city. “There’s no difference,” he said, “it would just be beneficial to Kópavgogur. I’m sure that all around the world there are cities with smaller populations than Kópavogur [pop. 30.000].”
Vísir reports that Ómar was disappointed, but had no plans of pursuing the idea further.