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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:

Icelandsovereign 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 319,000 (April 1, 2009 estimate). 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.

Contents

  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Iceland 2
    • Location of Iceland 2.1
    • Environment of Iceland 2.2
      • Geographic features of Iceland 2.2.1
    • Regions of Iceland 2.3
      • Region codes 2.3.1
      • Administrative divisions of Iceland 2.3.2
        • Constituencies of Iceland 2.3.2.1
        • Municipalities of Iceland 2.3.2.2
    • Demography of Iceland 2.4
  • Government and politics of Iceland 3
    • Branches of the government of Iceland 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Iceland 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Iceland 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Iceland 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Iceland 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Iceland 3.3
    • Military of Iceland 3.4
  • History of Iceland 4
    • By period 4.1
    • By subject 4.2
  • Culture of Iceland 5
    • Art in Iceland 5.1
    • Language in Iceland 5.2
    • Religion in Iceland 5.3
    • Sport in Iceland 5.4
      • Olympics 5.4.1
      • Baseball 5.4.2
      • Basketball 5.4.3
      • Football 5.4.4
      • Handball 5.4.5
      • Ice hockey 5.4.6
      • Tennis 5.4.7
      • Sports personalities 5.4.8
  • Economy and infrastructure of Iceland 6
  • Education in Iceland 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Iceland

Geography of Iceland

An enlargeable topographic map of Iceland
An enlargeable satellite image 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

Main article: Regions of Iceland
The regions of Iceland.
Nr. landsvæði (English) Population
2011-01-01
Area
(km²)
Pop./
km²
ISO 3166
1 Capital Region Capital Region 202 131[2] 1 062 190.33 IS-1
2 Southern Peninsula (formerly Reykjanes) Southern Peninsula 21 088[2] 829 25.44 IS-2
3 Western Region West 15 589[2] 9 554 1.63 IS-3
4 Westfjords Westfjords 7 137[2] 9 409 0.76 IS-4
5 Northwestern Region Northwest 7 393[2] 12 737 0.58 IS-5
6 Northeastern Region Northeast 29 006[2] 21 968 1.32 IS-6
7 Eastern Region East 12 306[2] 22 721 0.54 IS-7
8 Southern Region South 23 802[2] 24 526 0.97 IS-8
  Ísland Iceland 318 452[3] 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):

  • Reykjavík North (11)
  • Reykjavík South (11)
  • Northwest (9)
  • Northeast (10)
  • South (10)
  • Southwest (12)
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

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

Military of Iceland

Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter

History of Iceland

By period

By subject

Culture of Iceland

The National Day procession in Reykjavík June 17, 2007.

Art in Iceland

Language in Iceland

Religion in Iceland

Sport in Iceland

Economy and infrastructure of Iceland

Blönduós, 4.Akureyri, 5.Egilsstaðir, 6.Höfn, 7.Selfoss

Education in Iceland

See also

References

  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Population by sex, age and municipalities 2011 Statistics Iceland
  3. ^ Population - Key figures Statistics Iceland
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Present government of Iceland

External links

  • Gateway to Iceland
  • Government Offices of Iceland
  • Icelandic Government Information Center
  • Outline of Iceland travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Outline of Iceland at DMOZ
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