Outline of Iceland

The location of Iceland
An enlargeable topographic map of the Republic of Iceland

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Iceland:

Iceland sovereign island nation located in the North Atlantic Ocean between continental Europe and Greenland.[1] It is considered part of Northern Europe. It is the least populous of the Nordic countries, having a population of about 329,000 (January 1, 2015).[2] Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale; this defines the landscape in various ways. The interior mainly consists of a plateau characterized by sand fields, mountains and glaciers, while many big glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a temperate climate relative to its latitude and provides a habitable environment and nature.

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Iceland

Geography of Iceland

An enlargeable topographic map of Iceland
An enlargeable satellite image of Iceland
Main article: Geography of Iceland

Location of Iceland

Environment of Iceland

Jökulsárlón, a glacial lake in Iceland
Katla eruption, 1918
Herðubreið, a tuya volcano in the interior of Iceland, viewed from the southeast.
Dettifoss, in northern Iceland

Geographic features of Iceland

Regions of Iceland

Regions of Iceland

The regions of Iceland.
Nr. landsvæði (English) Population
ISO 3166
1Capital Region Capital Region 202 131[3] 1 062 190.33 IS-1
2Southern Peninsula (formerly Reykjanes) Southern Peninsula 21 088[3]829 25.44 IS-2
3Western Region West 15 589[3] 9 554 1.63 IS-3
4Westfjords Westfjords 7 137[3] 9 409 0.76 IS-4
5Northwestern Region Northwest 7 393[3]12 737 0.58 IS-5
6Northeastern Region Northeast29 006[3] 21 968 1.32 IS-6
7Eastern Region East 12 306[3] 22 721 0.54 IS-7
8Southern Region South23 802[3]24 526 0.97 IS-8
 Ísland Iceland318 452[4] 102 928 3.1

Region codes

Administrative divisions of Iceland

Constituencies of Iceland

Iceland is divided into 6 constituencies for the purpose of selecting representatives to the Alþingi (parliament):

Municipalities of Iceland
A panorama of Selfoss

Demography of Iceland

Government and politics of Iceland

Reykjavík as seen from the Hallgrímskirkja tower.

Branches of the government of Iceland

Main article: Government of Iceland

Executive branch of the government of Iceland

Legislative branch of the government of Iceland

Judicial branch of the government of Iceland

Foreign relations of Iceland

International organization membership

The Republic of Iceland is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Iceland

Main article: Law of Iceland

Military of Iceland

Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter
Main article: Military of Iceland

History of Iceland

By period

By subject

Culture of Iceland

The National Day procession in Reykjavík June 17, 2007.
Main articles: Culture of Iceland and Icelanders

Art in Iceland

Language in Iceland

Religion in Iceland

Main article: Religion in Iceland

Sport in Iceland

Main article: Sport in Iceland

Economy and infrastructure of Iceland

The Ring Road of Iceland and some towns it passes through: 1.Reykjavík, 2.Borgarnes, 3.Blönduós, 4.Akureyri, 5.Egilsstaðir, 6.Höfn, 7.Selfoss
Main article: Economy of Iceland

Education in Iceland

Main article: Education in Iceland

See also

Icelandic language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


External links

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