Name: Lřveldi ═sland
Area: 103,000 km2 / 39,756 square miles
Population (Jan. 2010): 317,630 with a population density of 3.1 per square kilometre. Over 60%, or 198,537, live in ReykjavÝk and adjoining municipalities. Most of the people are of Norwegian descent.
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran Church; state church of Iceland: 85.5%
Lutheran free churches: 4.5%
Other geographic facts: Average height: 500 m above sea level
Highest peak: Hvannadalshn˙kur, 2,110 m
Many earthquakes per day, but the vast majority of the earthquakes cannot be felt.
Frequent volcanic eruptions
Government: Republic since 1944.
President: Mr 'Olafur Ragnar GrÝmsson
Prime minister: Ms Jˇhanna Sigurardˇttir
Economy: The national currency is the Icelandic krona (ISK).
Icelandĺs GDP per capita was estimated to 30,900 USD in 2003.
Transport: There are no trains in Iceland, but there is an extensive bus network.
Daily domestic and international flights
Several ferry companies operate on routes between Iceland and surrounding countries.