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Iceland Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Reykjavík, the northernmost capital in the world
Government Constitutional republic
Currency Icelandic króna (ISK)
Area 103,000 km2
Population 320,169 (Oct 2008)
Language Icelandic; English widely understood
Religion Lutheran (official) 80.7%, other Protestant 4.1%, Roman Catholic 2.5%, Buddhist 0.2%, etc. (www.statice.is)
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code 354
Internet TLD .is
Time Zone UTC

Iceland , (Icelandic: Ísland) is a mountainous island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean, located between Europe and North America. Though not part of the continental mainland, the country is considered European. The name of the country - Iceland - may not be that appropriate: although 10% of Iceland is covered by glaciers, it has a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot-spots. The native spelling ("Ísland") is appropriate in English as well.


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