Álftanes is a town, municipality and low-lying peninsula
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 which extrudes from the eastern part of Reykjanes
Reykjanes or Reykjanesskagi is a peninsula and a volcanic system situated at the south-western end of Iceland, near the capital of Reykjavík....

, located in Iceland
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's Greater Reykjavík Area
Greater Reykjavík Area
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Álftanes has a population of 2,484 as of January 2011. The village of Álftanes is located on Álftanes, as is the residence of the President of Iceland
President of Iceland
The President of Iceland is Iceland's elected head of state. The president is elected to a four-year term by universal adult suffrage and has limited powers. The president is not the head of government; the Prime Minister of Iceland is the head of government. There have been five presidents since...

, Bessastaðir
Bessastaðir is today the official residence of the President of Iceland and is situated on Álftanes, not far from the capital city, Reykjavík.- History :...

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