Iceland flag information
Description flag of Iceland
blue with a red cross outlined in white extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)
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Official country name
Republic of Iceland
Lydveldid Island (long)
Icelander(s) (noun) Island (adjective)
Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, German widely spoken
304,367 ranked 179, (data 2008)
strategic location between Greenland and Europe; westernmost European country; Reykjavik is the northernmost national capital in the world; more land covered by glaciers than in all of continental Europe. The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean 0 m.
Coastline 4,970 km.
8 regions; Austurland, Hofudhborgarsvaedhi, Nordhurland Eystra, Nordhurland Vestra, Sudhurland, Sudhurnes, Vestfirdhir, Vesturland
1 December 1918 (became a sovereign state under the Danish Crown); 17 June 1944 (from Denmark)