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Iceland

Iceland In the middle of the Atalantic Sea, lies this amazing island, rich on its nature containing hot springs, volcanos and icecaps which infect the peoples work, which mainly is fishermen, farmers and so on. The people comes originally from the scandinavian countries, and by that it has the interesting history, including the exiting sagas and medieal stories. If you need some culture as well, you visit the capital city Reykjavik, known for a lively nightlife, with pub-crawls, music and beer.This city is very young and not that big, but full of life anyway.

Area: 103.000 Km²
Population: 282.800
Density: 2,7 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary republic
Capital: Reykjavik (111.300 pop., 175.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Kópavogur 23.500 pop., Hafnarfjördur 19.600 pop., Akureyri 15.400 pop.
Ethnic majority: Icelander 97%, European 2%, others 1%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Hvannadalshnúkur 2119 m, Bárðarbunga 2000 m
Principal rivers: Þjórsá 230 Km, Jökulsá á Fjöllum 206 Km
Principal lakes: Þingvallavatn 82 Km², Lögurinn 53 Km²
Principal islands: Iceland 102.950 Km², Heimaey 13,4 Km², Hrísey á Eyjafirði 8 Km²
Climate: Cold oceanic

Language: Icelandic
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran 88%, Lutheran Free Church 4%, Catholic 1,5%, other 6,5%
Currency: Icelandic Krona (ISK)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 23/4, 1/5, 17/6, 3/8, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00354
GMT: 0

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