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Iceland Facts

  • Name: Iceland
    (long form) Republic of Iceland
  • Capital City: Reykjavik (120,165 pop.)
  • Iceland Population: 315,281 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Icelandic krona
    (conversion rates)

    Icelandic krona
    500 kronur
  • Ethnicity: homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, other 6%
  • GDP total: $12.95 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $39,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjorour, Akureyri, Garoabaer, Mosfellsbaer, Keflavik, Selfoss
  • Name: Iceland's name was given by Floki Vilgeroarson who, after he arrived from Scandinavia and settled for winter, noticed chunks of ice drifting in the fjords
  • National Day: June 17
  • Religion: Lutheran Church of Iceland 80.7%, Roman Catholic Church 2.5%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.4%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.6%, other religions 3.6%, unaffiliated 3%, other or unspecified 6.2%
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