Iceland

Iceland is an island nation in the north Atlantic Ocean. Iceland is one of the , and therefore culturally part of . The name Iceland is a misnomer: while glaciers cover 10% of the land, climate is mild, and volcanic activity keeps the country warm.
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is the capital of and largest city in Iceland and with an urban area population of around 233,000, it is the home to two-thirds of Iceland's population. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

Southern Region is a region of Iceland. The population of the region was 28,399. Photo: Danapit, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Eastern Region is a region in eastern Iceland. Its area is 22,721 square kilometres and in 2020 its population was 13,173. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are in the far northwest of Iceland, a sparsely populated, rugged territory intertwined by fjords. Photo: Danapit, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is the region of Iceland where the majority of the country's population lives, in and around the capital. Photo: Roman Z, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the region of Iceland along the Greenland Sea, flirting with the Arctic Circle. Photo: Danapit, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Western Region is one of the traditional eight regions of Iceland, located on the western coast of the island. Photo: Danapit, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Highlands of Iceland are a sparsely inhabited plateau that covers most of the of Iceland. Photo: Pietro, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Iceland

Latitude of center
65° or 65° north
Longitude of center
-18.4° or 18° 24' west
Population
320,000
Elevation
859 metres (2818 feet)
Capital
Reykjavik
Area
103,000 km² (39,769 miles²)
Currency
Krona (ISK)
Phone code
354
Internet domain
.is
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424314784
Geo­Names ID
2629691
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Island
  • Abkhazian: Исландиа
  • Achinese: Islandia
  • Adyghe: Исландие
  • Afar: İslandiya
  • Afrikaans: Ysland
  • Akan: Aesland
  • Akan: Iceland
  • Albanian: Islanda
  • Albanian: Islandë
  • Amharic: አይስላንድ
  • Arabic: Islandya
  • Arabic: آيسلندا
  • Arabic: أيسلندا
  • Arabic: ايسلندا
  • Arabic: جمهورية آيسلندا
  • Aragonese: Islandia
  • Armenian: Իսլանդիա
  • Arpitan: Islanda
  • Arpitan: Islande
  • Asturian: Islandia
  • Asturian: República d'Islandia
  • Avaric: Islanda
  • Avaric: Исландия
  • Awadhi: आइसलैंड
  • Aymara: Islandiya
  • Azerbaijani: İslandiya
  • Balinese: Islandia
  • Bambara: Aisland
  • Bambara: Isilandi
  • Bashkir: Исландия
  • Basque: Islandia
  • Bavarian: Island
  • Bavarian: Ísland
  • Belarusian: Ísland
  • Belarusian: Ісландыя
  • Belarusian: Ісьляндыя
  • Belarusian: Рэспубліка Ісландыя
  • Bengali: আইসলণ্ড
  • Bengali: আইসল্যান্ড
  • Bhojpuri: आइसलैंड
  • Bishnupriya: আইসল্যান্ড
  • Bislama: Iceland
  • Bosnian: Island
  • Breton: Island
  • Bulgarian: Исландия
  • Burmese: အိုက်စလန်
  • Burmese: အိုက်စလန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Islàndia
  • Cebuano: Iceland
  • Cebuano: Islandya
  • Central Bikol: Islanda
  • Central Kurdish: ئایسلەند
  • Chamorro: Islandia
  • Chavacano: Islandia
  • Chechen: Исланди
  • Cherokee: ᎤᏁᏍᏓᎶᎢ
  • Cherokee: ᏧᏁᏍᏓᎸᎯ
  • Chinese: Bīngdǎo
  • Chinese: Peng-tó
  • Chinese: 冰岛
  • Chinese: 冰島
  • Church Slavic: Исландъ
  • Chuvash: Исланди
  • Cornish: Island
  • Corsican: Islanda
  • Crimean Tatar: İslandiya
  • Croatian: Island
  • Czech: Island
  • Danish: Island
  • Dhivehi: އައިސްލަންޑަން
  • Dimli (individual language): İslanda
  • Dotyali: आइसल्याण्ड
  • Dutch: IJsland
  • Dutch: IS
  • Dutch: ISL
  • Dzongkha: ཨའིསི་ལེནཌ
  • Dzongkha: ཨའིསི་ལེནཌ་
  • Eastern Mari: Исландий
  • Egyptian Arabic: ايسلاندا
  • English: ISL
  • English: Island
  • English: Republic of Iceland
  • English: is
  • English: 🇮🇸
  • Erzya: Исландия Мастор
  • Esperanto: IS
  • Esperanto: Islando
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Islando
  • Estonian: Island
  • Ewe: Aiseland nutome
  • Ewe: Iceland
  • Extremaduran: Islándia
  • Faroese: Ísland
  • Fiji Hindi: Iceland
  • Finnish: Islannin tasavalta
  • Finnish: Islanti
  • French: IS
  • French: Isl.
  • French: Islande
  • French: République d'Islande
  • French: la République d’Islande
  • Friulian: Islande
  • Fulah: Islannda
  • Gagauz: İslandiya
  • Galician: Islandia - Ísland
  • Galician: Islandia
  • Ganda: Ayisirandi
  • Ganda: Isilandi
  • Georgian: ისლანდია
  • German: Island
  • Goan Konkani: Iceland
  • Goan Konkani: आइसलँड
  • Gothic: 𐌴𐌹𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
  • Greek: Δημοκρατία της Ισλανδίας
  • Greek: Ισλανδία
  • Guarani: Ilándia
  • Guarani: Iylanda
  • Guianese Creole French: Islann
  • Gujarati: આઇસલૅન્ડ
  • Gujarati: આઇસલેન્ડ
  • Gujarati: આઈસલેંડ
  • Haitian: Islann
  • Hakka Chinese: Pên-tó
  • Hausa: Aisalan
  • Hausa: Ayislan
  • Hausa: Iceland
  • Hausa: Pên-tó
  • Hausa: ʻĀina Hau
  • Hawaiian: ʻĀina Hau
  • Hebrew: איסלנד
  • Hindi: आइसलैंड
  • Hindi: आइसलैण्ड
  • Hindi: आइस्लैंड
  • Hungarian: Izland
  • Hungarian: Izlandi Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Lýðveldið Ísland
  • Icelandic: Ísland
  • Ido: Islando
  • Igbo: Iceland
  • Iloko: Icelandia
  • Iloko: Islandia
  • Inari Sami: Island
  • Inari Sami: Island täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Islandia
  • Ingush: Исланди
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Islanda
  • Interlingue: Island
  • Inuktitut: ᐄᔅᓚᓐᑦ
  • Irish: An Íoslainn
  • Italian: Islanda
  • Jamaican Creole English: Aislan
  • Jamaican Creole English: hAislan
  • Japanese: アイスランド
  • Japanese: アイスランド共和国
  • Javanese: Islandia
  • Javanese: Èslan
  • Kabardian: Ислэнд
  • Kabiyè: Isilandɩ
  • Kabyle: Island
  • Kalaallisut: Islandi
  • Kalmyk: Исландин Орн
  • Kalmyk: Ислгудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಐಸ್‌ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kannada: ಐಸ್‍ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: İslandiya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Исландия
  • Kashubian: Islandëjô
  • Kazakh: Исландия
  • Khmer: ប្រទេសអាយឡែន
  • Khmer: អ៉ីស្លង់
  • Kikuyu: Aislandi
  • Kinyarwanda: Isilande
  • Kirghiz: Исландия
  • Komi-Permyak: Исланд
  • Komi: Исландия
  • Kongo: Islande
  • Korean: 아이슬란드
  • Korean: 아이슬란드 공화국
  • Kotava: Islanda
  • Kurdish: Îsland
  • Kurdish: Îslanda
  • Kurdish: ئایسلەند
  • Ladin: Islanda
  • Ladino: Islandia
  • Lao: Islandia
  • Lao: ປະເທດອິດສະລັງ
  • Lao: ອິດສະລັງ
  • Lao: ໄອສແລນ
  • Latgalian: Īslandeja
  • Latin: Islandia
  • Latvian: Islande
  • Latvian: Īslande
  • Lezghian: Исландия
  • Ligurian: Islanda
  • Limburgan: Iesland
  • Lingala: Isilandɛ
  • Lingala: Islandi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Island
  • Literary Chinese: 冰島
  • Lithuanian: Islandija
  • Liv: Īsland
  • Livvi: Islandii
  • Lojban: island
  • Lombard: Islanda
  • Lombard: Islànda
  • Low German: Ieslaand
  • Low German: Iesland
  • Lower Sorbian: Islandska
  • Luba-Katanga: Isilande
  • Luxembourgish: Island
  • Macedo-Romanian: Islanda
  • Macedonian: Исланд
  • Madurese: Islandia
  • Maithili: आइसलैंड
  • Malagasy: Islandy
  • Malay: Iceland
  • Malayalam: ഐസ്‌ലാന്റ്
  • Maltese: Islanda
  • Maltese: Iżlanda
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Iżlanda
  • Maltese: l-Iżlanda
  • Manx: Yn Eeslynn
  • Maori: Tiorangi
  • Marathi: आइसलँड
  • Mazanderani: ایسلند
  • Min Dong Chinese: Bĭng-dō̤
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iceland
  • Min Nan Chinese: Peng-tó
  • Mingrelian: ისლანდია
  • Mirandese: Eislándia
  • Moksha: Исланда
  • Moksha: Исландия
  • Mongolian: Исланд
  • Moroccan Arabic: إسلاندا
  • Narom: Islaunde
  • Nauru: Aiterand
  • Nauru: Iceland
  • Navajo: Tin Kéyah
  • Nepali: आइसल्याण्ड
  • Nepali: आइसल्यान्ड
  • Nepali: आइस्ल्याण्ड
  • North Ndebele: Iceland
  • Northern Frisian: Islönj
  • Northern Luri: ایسلند
  • Northern Sami: Islánda
  • Northern Sami: Islándda dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Island
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Island
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Island
  • Novial: Islande
  • Occitan (post 1500): Islàndia
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Island
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Īsland
  • Oriya: ଆଇସଲ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ
  • Oromo: Aayislaandi
  • Ossetian: Исланди
  • Pali: आइसलैंड
  • Pampanga: Iceland
  • Pampanga: Islandya
  • Pangasinan: Island
  • Panjabi: ਆਈਸਲੈਂਡ
  • Papiamento: Islandia
  • Persian: ایسلند
  • Picard: Islinde
  • Piemontese: Islanda
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Iseland
  • Polish: Islandia
  • Pontic: Ισλανδία
  • Portuguese: Islândia
  • Pushto: آيسلېنډ
  • Pushto: آیسلنډ
  • Pushto: آیسلینډ
  • Quechua: Islandiya
  • Quechua: Islandya
  • Romanian: Islanda
  • Romansh: Islanda
  • Rundi: Ayisilandi
  • Russia Buriat: Исланд
  • Russian: Исландия
  • Russian: Республика Исландия
  • Rusyn: Ісланд
  • Rusyn: Ісландія
  • Sakizaya: Iceland
  • Samoan: Aiselani
  • Samogitian: Islandėjė
  • Sango: Islande
  • Sango: Islânde
  • Sanskrit: आइसलैंड
  • Santali: ᱟᱭᱤᱥᱞᱮᱱᱰ
  • Sardinian: Islanda
  • Saterfriesisch: Ieslound
  • Scots: Iceland
  • Scottish Gaelic: Innis Tile
  • Scottish Gaelic: Innis Tìle
  • Serbian: Island
  • Serbian: Исланд
  • Serbo-Croatian: Island
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢၢႆးသလႅၼ်ႇ
  • Shona: Iceland
  • Sicilian: Islandia
  • Silesian: Islandyjo
  • Sindhi: آئس لينڊ
  • Sinhala: අයිස්ලන්තය
  • Skolt Sami: Islaant tääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Islantt
  • Slovak: Island
  • Slovenian: Islandija
  • Somali: Ayslaan
  • Somali: Iislaand
  • Somali: Island
  • South Azerbaijani: ایسلند
  • Southern Sami: Islaante
  • Southern Sami: Jïengelaante
  • Southern Sotho: Iceland
  • Spanish: Islandia
  • Sranan Tongo: Islenikondre
  • Sundanese: Islandia
  • Swahili: Aislandi
  • Swahili: Iceland
  • Swati: Echweni
  • Swedish: Island
  • Swiss German: Island
  • Tagalog: Iceland
  • Tajik: Исландия
  • Tamil: ஐசுலாந்து
  • Tamil: ஐஸ்லாந்து
  • Tatar: Исландия
  • Telugu: ఐస్లాండ్
  • Telugu: ఐస్‌లాండ్
  • Tetum: Izlándia
  • Thai: ประเทศไอซ์แลนด์
  • Thai: ไอซ์แลนด์
  • Tibetan: ཨ་ཨི་སི་ལནད།
  • Tibetan: ཨཡིསུ་ལེན་ཌ།
  • Tigrinya: አይስላንድ
  • Tok Pisin: Aislan
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻAisilani
  • Tosk Albanian: Island
  • Tsonga: Iceland
  • Tumbuka: Iceland
  • Tunisian Arabic: إيزلندا
  • Turkish: İzlanda
  • Turkmen: Islandiýa
  • Tuvinian: Исландия
  • Udmurt: Исландия
  • Uighur: ئىسلاندىيە
  • Ukrainian: Ісландія
  • Upper Sorbian: Islandska
  • Urdu: آئس لینڈ
  • Uzbek: Islandiya
  • Venetian: Islanda
  • Veps: Islandii
  • Veps: Islandijan Tazovaldkund
  • Vietnamese: Ai-xơ-len (Iceland)
  • Vietnamese: Ai-xơ-len
  • Vietnamese: Iceland
  • Vlaams: Ysland
  • Volapük: Lisladeän
  • Võro: Island
  • Walloon: Izlande
  • Waray (Philippines): Islandya
  • Welsh: Gwlad yr Iâ
  • Welsh: is
  • Western Balochi: ایسلند
  • Western Frisian: Yslân
  • Western Panjabi: آئس لینڈ
  • Wolof: Islaand
  • Wu Chinese: 冰岛
  • Yakut: Исландия
  • Yiddish: איסלאנד
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Aṣilandi
  • Yoruba: Íslándì
  • Yue Chinese: 冰島
  • Zeeuws: Iesland
  • Zhuang: Binghdauj
  • Zulu: I-Ayisilandi
  • Zulu: i-Iceland
  • Islanne
  • Iztlālpan
  • Îslenda

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