Saturday, March 16, 2013


Iceland means ''Ice earth''.
Nationality of its inhabitants:
Language spoken: Icelandic is a North Germanic language
Political system: Republic. PopulationThe country has a population of about 320,000 inhabitantsIceland is situated at the confluence of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Iceland doesn't have any borders, is surrounded by the
Atlantic Ocean .
krona is the currency of Iceland.

The total area of Iceland 103000
kmwhich makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.

Other important cities of Iceland are Keflavik, Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörour in the south-western tip of the island, with cities like Keflavik or Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörour. Akureti, in the north of this island. Seyoisfjörour is a city in eastern of Iceland.

The island of Iceland has a northern area very green and with lush vegetation, the south-west is the most populated and the rest are glaciers and natural protected areas.

Iceland's history is short compared with most European countries because the human presence on the island began in the 9th century. Iceland is a young island, formed about 20 million years ago after a series of undersea volcanic eruptions on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Iceland's history dates back some 400 years before Christ, when it is mentioned by Greek explorers, but its more significant and reliable fact is the year 861 when Iceland was discovered by Norwegian Naddod.
Ingólfur Arnarson was the first settler, he arrived in the year 874 to Faxaflói Gulf and made ​​his home in Reykjavik.
During World War II this island in the Atlantic Ocean had a great strategic importance. First, Iceland was inhabited by the British and then by the U.S. troops.
On May 23, 1944, Iceland declared the independence.

Anita Briem is an
Icelandic actress, she was born in 1982 in Reykjavik. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah in Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
The typical dishes of Iceland are fish and meat (especially lamb). Some of the dishes are influenced by Norwegian cuisine. One of the most popular dishes is the Þorramatur.

Iceland isn't a member of the European Union.

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