Around The World
What do you know about Iceland? Learn all about its land, products and cultures.
Official name: Republic of Iceland
Size: 39,768 square miles (103,000 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Kentucky
Population: 311,058 as of July 2011
Population Under Age 14: 20.2%
Capital: Reykjavik (ray-kyuh-vik)
Language: Icelandic. Other Nordic languages as well as English and German are also spoken.
Currency: Icelandic krona
Religion: Lutheran Church of Iceland 80.7%, Roman Catholic Church 2.5%, other 16.8%
Climate: Temperate; windy and mild winters and cool, moist summers
Agriculture : potatoes, green vegetables; mutton, chicken, pork, beef, dairy products; fish
Industries: Fishing and fish products, aluminum mining, tourism, geothermal power, hydropower