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The Greater Reykjavík Area (Icelandic: Stór-Reykjavíkursvæðið or Höfuðborgarsvæðið, "the capital region") is a name used collectively for Reykjavík and seven municipalities around it. The area is the largest urban area in Iceland. Each municipality has its independent elected council. With a population of 200,852, the Greater Reykjavík Area comprises over 60% of the population of Iceland in an area that is only just over 1% of the total size of the country. Municipal governments cooperate extensively in various fields; for example with waste policy, shared public transport, a joint fire brigade and police force. Unification of all or some municipalities in the region are discussed in politics.
Of the eight municipalities in the Greater Reykjavík Area, Reykjavík is by far the most populated with 118,427 inhabitants and Kjósarhreppur is the least populated with 195 inhabitants. Kjósarhreppur is however the largest of the eight with 287.73 km2 (111.09 sq mi) of land and Seltjarnarnes is the smallest with 2.31 km2 (0.89 sq mi).