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Where is Iceland?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Iceland covers 100,250 square kilometers of land and 2,750 square kilometers of water, making it the 108th largest nation in the world with a total area of 103,000 square kilometers.

Iceland was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1944. The population of Iceland is 313,183 (2012) and the nation has a density of 3 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Iceland is the Iceland Krona (ISK). As well, the people of Iceland are refered to as Icelandic.

The dialing code for the country is 354 and the top level internet domain for Icelandic sites is .is.

Iceland does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Iceland section.

Quick facts

Population 313,183
Density 3.1 / km2 ( 8.1 / mi2 )
Language Icelandic
Independence Year 1944
Capital Reykjavik (Capital Region)
Currency Iceland Krona
GDP 17,071,004,499 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 54,508 (2014 data)
Land Area 100,250 km2 (38,707 mi2)
Water Area 2,750 km2 (1,062 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -24.530
Maximum Longitude -13.490
Mininum Latitude 63.390
Maximum Latitude 66.570

What is the capital of Iceland?

map showing the location of Iceland
Location of Reykjavik on a map.

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland. It has a population of 118,918, and is located on a latitue of 64.14 and longitude of -21.9.

Reykjavik is also the political center of Iceland, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Reykjavik, the Capital Of Iceland

City Reykjavik
Country Iceland
Population 118,918
Longitude -21.89541000
Latitude 64.13548000
Elevation 37 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.