Iceland is a Nordic European Island Country in North Atlantic Ocean.
Iceland has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe
Currency Icelandic Krona
Official Language Icelandic
Population 0.32 Million(2011 Estimate)
Flag of Iceland
Politics and Government
Iceland is a Parliamentary Representative Democratic Republic where the Prime Minister of Iceland is Head of Govt and of a Multi-Party System.
The President of Iceland is Head of State and is elected for a 4-year term
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir who served as the 4th President of Iceland from 1980 to 1996 was Iceland's and Europe's 1st Female President.
Also she was the world's 1st Democratically Elected Female Head of State.Also with a Presidency of 16 years(August1980-August 1996)she also remains the longest-serving, elected female head of state of any country to date.
President of Iceland
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is the 5th and current President of Iceland in office from Aug 1996.
He was -
Elected UN-opposed in the 2000 Presidential Election
Re-Elected in the 2004 Presidential Election
Elected UN-opposed in the 2008 Presidential Election and
Re-Elected in the 2012 Presidential Election
Prime Minister of Iceland
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (Social Democratic Party)is the current Prime Minister of Iceland in office from Feb 01,2009. She is Iceland's longest-serving member of Parliament(member since 1978)
Iceland's Parliament is called 'Althing' which is composed of 63 members, elected every 4 years.
Iceland's Volcano Grimsvotn Erupts
Smoke from the Grimsvotn volcano, Iceland is seen from a plane Saturday, May 21, 2011
Smoke plumes from the Grimsvotn volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier, about 120 miles, (200 kilometers) east of the capital, Rejkjavik
The eruption at Grimsvotn has so far hit only Iceland, which closed its international airspace. A thick cloud of ash blocked out the daylight at towns and villages at the foot of the glacier where the volcano lies and covered cars and buildings
Iceland's Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes