Area: 103,000 sq km (39,769 sq ml).
Currency: 1 Krona = 100 Aurar.
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 92.9% Other 7.1%.
Ethnic Groups: Icelanders 96.3% Others 3.7%.
|An island country just south of
the artic Circle in the north-east Atlantic Ocean.
It is approximately 460 km (285 miles) long by 280 km (174 miles) wide; but only its coastal areas can be used for settlement and agriculture because the rest is a wasteland of ice, ash, and the lava flows. It lies at the edge of the Eurasian plate, on the Mid-Atlantic ridge. A hundred volcanoes rise from it, several over 1,500m (5,000 feet), and there are Gesyers and Hot springs. The climate is ameliorated by the North Atlantic Drift.