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Republic of Iceland
Lýðveldið Ísland
FlagCoat of arms
Anthem: "Lofsöngur"
Capital
and largest city
Reykjavík
64°08′N21°56′W / 64.133°N 21.933°W / 64.133; -21.933
Official language
and national language
Icelandic
Ethnic groups (2015)
ReligionChurch of Iceland[2]
DemonymIcelander
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepublic
 • PresidentGuðni Th. Jóhannesson
 • Prime MinisterSigurður Ingi Jóhannsson
LegislatureAlthing
Formation
 • Settlement9th century 
 • Commonwealth930–1262 
 • Union with Norway1262–1814 
 • Danish monarchy1380–1944 
 • Constitution5 January 1874 
 • Kingdom1 December 1918 
 • Republic17 June 1944 
Area
 • Total102,775[3] km2 (106th)
39,699 sq mi
 • Water (%)2.7
Population
 • 1 January 2016 estimate332,529[a] (182nd)
 • Density3.2/km2 (233rd)
8.29/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$14.488 billion[4] (142nd)
 • Per capita$44,575[4] (23rd)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$17.216 billion[4]
 • Per capita$52,967[4] (16th)
Gini (2013)24.00[5]
low ·2nd
HDI (2014)Steady 0.899[6]
very high ·16th
CurrencyIcelandic króna (ISK)
Time zoneWET(UTC+0)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Drives on theright
Calling code+354
Patron saintSaint Thorlak
ISO 3166 codeIS
Internet TLD.is
a.^"Statistics Iceland: Key figures". Statistics Iceland. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
b.^"CIA – The World Factbook – Field Listing – Distribution of family income – Gini index". United States government. Retrieved 14 September 2008. 

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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