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Hafnarfjörður(häp`närfyör'thür), town (1993 pop. 16,787), SW Iceland, S of Reykjavík. It is a distribution, industrial, and fishing center with an excellent harbor. During the 15th and 16th cent. German and English traders fought over the port. The town was chartered in 1908.
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a city in Iceland, near Reykjavik. Population, 11,000 (1975). Hafnarfjörður is a port and a commercial fishing center. Nearby, in the village of Straumsvik, is an aluminum smelter.
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