Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland; ) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 364,134 and an area of 103,000 km 2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population.
Iceland's history has also been marked by a number of natural disasters. Iceland is a relatively young island in the geological sense, being formed about 20 million years ago by a series of volcanic eruptions in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, but it is still growing from fresh volcanic eruptions. The oldest stone specimens found in Iceland date back to ca. 16 million years ago.
Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic, between Greenland and Norway, formerly a possession of Denmark. It is culturally considered to be part of Europe. Iceland is 301 kilometers east of Greenland and 1001 kilometers west of Norway. There are about 329,100 people who live in Iceland. Iceland has an area of 103,000 km².
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Iceland began business in 1970, when Malcolm Walker opened the first store in Leg Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, with his business partner Peter Hinchcliffe. Together, they invested £60 for one month's rent at the store. The name 'Iceland' was suggested by Walker's wife Rhianydd (Ranny).
Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland) is a Nordic island kintra in the North Atlantic, wi a population o 348,580 and an aurie o 103,000 km 2 (40,000 sq mi), makkin it the maist sparsely populatit kintra in Europe.
On 16 October, Iceland recorded its eleventh death, its first death since April and first death in the second wave. Prevention measures [ edit ] The response to the pandemic by Icelandic health authorities has focused on early detection and contact tracing and social distancing measures such as a ban on assemblies of more than 20 persons.
The Iceland national football team (Icelandic: Íslenska karlalandsliðið í knattspyrnu) represents Iceland in men's international football.The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland, and have been a FIFA member since 1947 and an UEFA member since 1957.
The biggest step towards an independent Iceland was taken on 1 December 1918 when Iceland became a sovereign country under the Crown of Denmark, the Kingdom of Iceland. By the 1920s and 1930s most of the growing Icelandic fishing trawler fleet sailed from Reykjavík; cod production was its main industry, but the Great Depression hit Reykjavík hard with unemployment, and labour union struggles sometimes became violent.
Icelandair is the flag carrier airline of Iceland, headquartered at Keflavík International Airport near the capital city Reykjavik. It is part of the Icelandair Group and as of July 2020, operated scheduled services to 39 cities in 16 countries on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from its hub at Keflavík International Airport.