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Iceland's Information

Flag of Iceland
Land Area 100,250 km2
Water Area 2,750 km2
Total Area 103,000km2 (#106)
Population 335,878 (#177)
Population Density 3.35/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $16.15 Billion
GDP Per Capita $48,100
Currency Krona (ISK)
Largest Cities
  • 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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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Iceland Trivia

How has Iceland managed to test so many people for COVID-19?

The National University Hospital of Iceland and deCODE Genetics have developed a test program to curb the spread of the virus. Iceland's small population and the fact that even asymptomatic cases are tested has helped the country keep COVID-19 under control.

How Has Iceland Managed To Test So Many People For COVID-19?

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