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Capital : Reykjavik
Language :  Icelandic
Currency :  Icelandic króna
Population : 337 610
Area : 103 000 km2

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Iceland facts
Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. 20% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. Over 246,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (742 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. It is the only country in Europe where bananas are grown in greenhouses.

4. Iceland is inhabited by 60% of the world population of puffins – water birds, which in the past were one of the main foods for the local population.

5. The national top-level domain is .is . There are over 41,160 websites with this extension.

6. The most popular pages with the extension .is are: who.is, good.is and google.is.

7. In this country there are more than 12 890 km of paved roads (0,02% of all roads in the world).

8. The country has 96 airports, 7 of the paved surface.

9. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 12.4 Mb / s, and the maximum is 52 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

10. Full name of the country – Republic of Iceland.

11. Political system – democracy.

12. In 1955, Halldór Laxness received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

13. To prevent snow on the sidewalks and streets in winter, warm them with warm water.

14. An average of 90 kg of fish is consumed per person per year.

15. Seaweed is used as a spice.

16. There is no railways in this country.


Geography in Iceland

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1. The outbreak of Laki volcano on June 8, 1783, killed 9,350 people (25% of the population).

2. There are 15 active volcanoes in Iceland.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. The three largest glaciers in Europe are in Iceland.

5. There are no reptiles or amphibians in Iceland. You can meet over 1200 species of insects for this.

6. The country is famous for many waterfalls. There are about 10,000 of them.

7. The country is similar in size to Poland.

8. The highest peak is Hvannadalshnúkur, 2110 m above sea level.

9. The longest river is Þjórsá – 230 km.

10. The cities are called settlements that have only 200 inhabitants.

11. There are 15910 km2 of agricultural land in Iceland (16% of the country).

12. Möðrudalur á Fjöllum is the highest city in the country.

13. 492 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.5%)

14. Only 1% of Iceland is overgrown with forests.

115. The nearest capital in a straight line from Reykjavík is Dublin (Ireland) – 1496 km.

116. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Reykjavík is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17249 km.


Finance in Iceland

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1. The amount of income tax in Iceland is 20%.

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 46%, and for companies 20% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 24% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.7%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 17,216,000,000 (PLN 73,684,480,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 23,910,000,000 (PLN 102,334,800,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 86.4% of GDP, which is about: $ 14 874 624 000 (63 663 390 720 PLN),
2018 year was 42.3 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 10 113 930 000 (PLN 43 287 620 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 30,527 (PLN 130,656).

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 97,870,000,000 .

8. The country has over $4,373,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.037% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Iceland

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 90 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In Iceland there is no minimum wage set by the government.

5. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 46%, and for companies 20% (2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 24% (2018).

8. Until 1968, this country had left-hand traffic.

9. Icelanders do not pay for electricity or hot water.

10. In this country you can not officially treat dogs as pets.

11. In Iceland since 2010, strip clubs are illegal.

12. In this country, there is so little crime that prisoners serve less than 200 prisoners.

13. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

14. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

15. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 5 days.

16. In this country homosexual marriages are legal since June 27, 2010.

17. There is no change in winter time for summer in Iceland.


Education in Iceland

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 101.

4. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 3,313 people).


Work in Iceland

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1. In Iceland there is no minimum wage set by the government.

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 615,000 kr.

3. The amount of income tax in Iceland is 20%.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.7% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 46%, and for companies 20% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 5 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Iceland

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1. The richest Icelander is Thor Bjorgolfsson with assets worth over $1.3 billion.

2. Icelanders drink the most in the world Coca-Cola by converting per capita.

3. It is the most closed ethnic group in Europe. There is an application that allows Icelanders to check if they are related to a selected person.

4. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

5. Iceland is the least populated country in Europe.

6. In 1980, the Icelanders chose the first woman in the world – Finnbogadóttir Vigdis, to be the head of state.

7. Icelanders have the largest number of books in the world, counting per capita.

8. The Polish Prince Polo wafers are one of the most popular imported goods in Iceland.

9. The highest peak is Hvannadalshnúkur, 2110 m above sea level.

10. The longest river is Þjórsá – 230 km.

11. Möðrudalur á Fjöllum is the highest city in the country.

12. 90% of farms are supplied with hot water obtained from geothermal sources.

13. The lowest temperature: -37.9 °C was measured in Grímsstaðir.

14. The highest temperature: 30.5 °C was measured in Djúpivogur.


Society in Iceland

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1. In Iceland, an average person consumes about 7.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most beer is beer – 62%, then wine – 21%, spirit – 16.5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.5%.

3. In 2013, 15 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. Men and women can retire at the age of 67.

5. The average IQ level is 101.

6. In phone books first name is given, followed by surname. To facilitate the search for a specific person, a profession is often added.

7. In summer, four times as many sheep live in Iceland than in people.

8. It is the only country in the world where patronymic names appear in their original form. They are created on the basis of the father’s name, eg Søren’s son is Sørensen, and the daughter is Sørensdottir.

9. It is the most closed ethnic group in Europe. There is an application that allows Icelanders to check if they are related to a selected person.

10. It is a country of writers. Statistically, 10% of Icelanders will publish a minimum of one book in their lives.

11. Over 90% of Icelanders have green or blue eyes.

12. In this country, the most people in the world are anti-depressants, 118 people in 1000.

13. 23% of adults living in this country are overweight.

14. In this country, women having their first child on average 27 years old.

15. A woman gives birth to 2 children on average.

16. In this country over 323 000 (2015) 334 303 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 100% of the population).

17. Around 240,000 (2015) 40,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

18. The population density is 3 persons / km2.

19. The main religion is Lutheranism.

21. In Iceland, over 80% of the population believe in elves.

22. The average age people living in this country is 36 years old.

23. The country is around:
68,000 people (20.43%) in the age range 0-14 years.
219,000 people (65.79%) in the age range 15-64 years.
45 900 people (13.78%) over 65 years old.

24. In this country, about 4,600 children are born each year (1.4% of the population), and about 2,100 people die (0.6% of the population).

25. 303 people in 1000 possess firearms.

26. 93% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

27. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 40 cigarettes a month.

28. The average life expectancy in this country is 82.3 years (women – 83.8 years and men – 80.7 years).

29. The largest group of foreigners living in this country are Poles.


Symbols of Iceland

1. The national alcohol is brennivin aka called “black death”.

2. A traditional Icelandic dish is rotten shark meat.

3. The national animal is the falconry of the bacus.


Customs in Iceland

1. In this country, tipping is considered offensive.

2. Saint Nicholas brings naughty children to a potato.

3. A traditional dish is hangikjöt – smoked or boiled mutton.

4. There are 13 Saint Mykols in Iceland.


History of Iceland

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1. Left-sided traffic was in force until May 26, 1968.

2. The outbreak of Laki volcano on June 8, 1783, killed 9,350 people (25% of the population).

3. According to Saga about Erik the Red, Icelandic Wiking – Leifur Eriksson discovered America around the year 1000.

4. In December 2013, for the first time in Iceland’s history, a policeman shot an armed criminal.

5. Until March 1989 beer in this country was forbidden.

6. In 1980, the Icelanders chose the first woman in the world – Finnbogadóttir Vigdis, to be the head of state.

7. Independence from Denmark was obtained on June 17, 1944.

8. The country joined the UN on November 19, 1946.

9. The first inhabitants of Iceland were Irish monks who treated the island as their hermit until the beginning of the ninth century.

10. In 1413 dried fish was used as money.

11. Iceland is one of the 12 countries in the world that on April 4, 1949, after signing the North Atlantic Treaty, formed a political and military organization called NATO.


Language in Iceland

1. The Icelandic language is one of the most difficult languages ​​in the world.

2. The Icelandic language has been virtually unchanged for the last 1000 years.


Answers

What is the highest mountain in Iceland?

The highest peak in Iceland is Hvannadalshnúkur (2110 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Iceland?

The largest river in Iceland is Þjórsá – 230 km.

answer: Marta


Which Iceland has national colors?

National colors: blue, white and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is brennivin aka called “black death”.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is the falconry of the bacus.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

Handball is a national sport.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Iceland?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age people living in this country is 36 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Iceland?

The population density is 3 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 30.5 ° C was measured in Djúpivogur.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -37.9 ° C was measured in Grímsstaðir.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 20.

answer: Marta