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Learn more about Iceland.
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Population: 293,966 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Reykjavik
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An Introduction to Iceland
Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Limited home rule from Denmark was granted in 1874 and complete independence attained in 1944. Literacy, longevity, income, and social cohesion are first-rate by world standards.

Iceland map

Map of Iceland ( Location ) : 65 00 N, 18 00 W, Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. For additional reports and educational information specific to Iceland, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Icelander Flag
Blue with a red cross outlined in white extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag).

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Iceland.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.97%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 78.18 yrs - Male
    • 82.27 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 190,700 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 98,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 260,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .is

Did you know ... People from Iceland are called Icelanders
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook