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Hverfell, Northern Iceland - Photo by Stephen_AU - CC-BY



Population 2006 ...........................................................299,388
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$).........38,100
GDP 2006.......... (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)...............11.1
Unemployment.....................................................................2.8%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .8
Labor force (%) ....... .8

 

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Resources and links about Iceland

street of reykjavik - Photo by ezioman - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................39,768 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................92
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 79
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 6
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ...........................................0

 

 Go to capital - Reykjavik City Profile - To Iceland History

 

About Iceland __ A good overview of Iceland including an "expanded profile" link. - From Countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/iceland.htm

Background Note: Iceland __ A full national profile with Iceland history, culture, Iceland economy, maps of Iceland and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3396.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Iceland __ A Detailed look at Iceland including history, culture, political structure, economics and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ic.html

Colleges and Universities - Iceland __ List of schools and direct links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/is.html
 
Doing Business in Iceland __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=88

Economy of Iceland __ "The economy of Iceland is small but well-developed, with a gross domestic product estimated at US$10.57 billion in 2005 (and a per capita GDP of $38,100, which is among the world's highest.)" An encyclopedic article about the economy of Iceland along with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Iceland 

Ethnologue report for Iceland __ Page dedicated to the languages used in Iceland. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Iceland 

Flags of Iceland - geography; Icelandic Flags, Iceland Map, Iceland Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources __ What is in the title plus much more. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/flags/new/iceland_flags.html 


 
Iceland __ "The country with the chilly name is rapidly becoming one of Europe's hottest destinations. Much of Iceland's popularity is due to its natural features, which include glaciers, hot springs, geysers, active volcanoes, portentous peaks and vast lava deserts." And a lot more than that. - illustrated - From Lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/iceland/

Iceland Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=112&countryName=Iceland

Iceland Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate ... __ "Iceland Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." This and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb1999/iceland/iceland_economy.html 

Iceland Exports  __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Iceland: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, Iceland maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bliceland.htm

Iceland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture __ "Information on Iceland — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, ..." - illustrated - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107624.html   

iceland map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/is.htm

Iceland Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Iceland. Iceland pictures. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Iceland/

Iceland Photos & Pictures : Geysir, Geyser, Gulffoss, Kerio ... __ Photos and Pictures of Iceland : Geysir, Geyser, Gulffoss, Kerio, Pingvellir, Reykjavik, Aerial Photography. - illustrated - From benoa.net - http://www.benoa.net/iceland/  



Iceland -- Primary Documents __ Archive of documents important to Icelandic history. - From BYU - http://library.byu.edu/~rdh/eurodocs/iceland.html 

Iceland Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/iceland/

Iceland Volcanoes __ A page of click-to-view pictures of Iceland volcanoes. - From Volcano World - http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/europe_west_asia/iceland_region.html 
 
Information about Iceland __ From history to tourism economics, you will find a mention of it in this brief but jam-packed page. - illustrated - From Cornell University - http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/ulfar/Iceland.html

Maps Of Iceland __ You will find a wide variety of Icelend map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Iceland.html

Ministry for Foreign Affairs __ Find basic information about Iceland, learn about the ministry and Iceland's role in the international community. - illustrated - From Government of Iceland - http://www.mfa.is/ 

pictures of Iceland __ You will find several click-to-view gallery resources for photos of Iceland. Iceland pictures. - illustrated - from picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Europe/iceland.html 

A virtual geological field trip to Iceland __ An extensive and exciting online tour of volcanoes, glaciers, and even history. - illustrated - From Northeastern University - http://www.casdn.neu.edu/~geology/department/staff/colgan/iceland/welcome.htm 
 

 

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