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flag Iceland Iceland: Introduction

Capital: Reykjavik

Population

Total Population: 323,002
Natural Increase: 0.7%
Density: 3 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 93.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Reykjavík (117,000); Kopavogur (29,000); Hafnarfjordur (25,000); Akureyrí (17,000); Gardabaer (10,000).
Ethnic Origins: Homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%
Official Language: Icelandic
Other Languages Spoken: Most of the Icelanders can speak English and Danish.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Protestants 96%, Atheists 15%, Catholics 1%, Others 1.5%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Reykjavik

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Iceland Crown (ISK)



Country Overview

Area: 103,000 km²
Type of State: Republic state based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
A pioneering country in renewable energy sources; exports of fishery products are dominant in the economy.
HDI*: 0.895/1
HDI (World Rank): 13/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Iceland, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Iceland, Dial +354
Internet Suffix: .is
Computers: 48.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 57.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 96.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 3,6043,9204,8414,7724,783
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,0574,6045,3475,0644,998
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,9122,1872,5902,7562,866
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,3032,4652,9393,0203,432

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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