Iceland

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General information

 

The Republic of Iceland  

Location

in the North Atlantic Ocean

Area

103,001 km2

Population

320,060

Capital

Reykjavík

Official language

Icelandic

Administrative division

Iceland is divided into 8 regions, 6 constituencies, 23 counties, and 79 municipalities.

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Prime Minister

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Parliament

The parliament (Alþingi) has 63 members, elected for a maximum period of four years

Currency

Icelandic króna(ISK)

Time

GMT(UTC+0)

Calling code

354

Internet TLD

.is

Electricity

230 V

Religion

Lutheran Church of Iceland 85.5%, Reykjavik Free Church 2.1%, Roman Catholic Church 2%, Hafnarfjorour Free Church 1.5%, other Christian 2.7%, other or unspecified 3.8%, unaffiliated 2.4%

Ethnic groups

93% Icelandic, 2.0% Scandinavian, 5.0% other

International organisations

  • Member of Council of Europe (CE);
  • The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and others.

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