Capital: Reykjavik

Population: 329,607 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Icelandic Króna (ISK)

Official Language: Icelandic

Unofficial Languages: English, German, and other Nordic languages

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Scandinavians – descendants of Norse and Celts, other minorities

Largest Cities: Reykjavik, Kopavogur, Hafnarfjordur, Akureyri

Main Sport: Icelandic wrestling (Glima), Handball, Football

Political System: Constitutional Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year‘s Day (January 1)

Maundy Thursday (March 24)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27-28)

First Day of Summer (April 21)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Whit Sunday and Monday (May 15-16)

National Day (June 17)

Bank Holiday Monday (August 1)

Christmas (December 24-25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

New Year’s Eve (December 31)


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