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 200,000, 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.


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.


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