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and largest city
and national language
|Ethnic groups (2011)||92.61% Icelandic
|Religion||Church of Iceland|
|Currency||Icelandic króna (ISK)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|Drives on the||right|
|Patron saint||Saint Thorlak|
|ISO 3166 code||IS|
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks.The peninsula of Snæfellsnes is characterised by rugged mountains rising between a wide coastal plain on the southern side and narrow coast northen side. It is about 100 km long, covers an area of about 680 square kilometers and is sometimes referred to as "Iceland in a nutshell".
A swift transition from an export driven-economy, with fishing, energy and aluminium smelting as its stable industries, into an international financial centre had quickly made Iceland a popular destination for foreign investment and currency trading.The economy of Iceland is small and subject to high volatility
Iceland has extensive resources of hydroelectric power and geothermal energy. It is unique in that it produces nearly all its electricity from emission-free, sustainable natural resources. Iceland is a world leader in the use of renewable energy.fish, hydropower, geothermal power, diatomite
The system of education in Iceland is divided in four levels: playschool, compulsory, upper secondary and higher, and is similar to that of other Nordic countries.There are seven nationally accredited institutions at a higher educational level in Iceland providing various programmes at different levels:
- Agricultural University of Iceland
- Bifröst University
- Hólar University College
- Iceland Academy of the Arts
- Reykjavik University
- University of Akureyri
- University of Iceland
The south coast of Iceland is home to some the country's most visited tourist attractions. The coastline itself is renowned for its beauty, and the towns along the coast are famous for their fresh seafood.
The weather in Iceland is very changeable and is mostly influenced of the atmospheric depressions crossing the North Atlantic, the so-called "Iceland-lows". The mean annual temperature for Reykjavik is 5°C, the average January temperature being -0.4°C and July 11.2°C.
Lightweights in warmer months, with extra woollens for walking and the cooler evenings. Medium- to heavyweights are advised in winter. Waterproofing is recommended throughout the year