Iceland

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Country basics

The name of my country is Iceland the capital is Reykjavik. The mean of my flag is blue with red cross in white extending to the edges of the flag. The vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in style of the Dannebrog [Danish flag]. The color s represent three of the elements that make up the island ,red is for the islands volcanic fires, white for recalls the snow and ice fields of the island , the blue is for the surrounding oceans.
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Geography

Iceland is in Europe and is north of the United Kingdom. the landforms are the Atlantic ocean, the Greenland sea, the great geyser and the water falls. the landmarks are the blue lagoon man made geothermal spa The Atlantic ocean and the green land sea. Iceland has volcanos and it makes living close to them hard because if it were to erupt and it could kill people

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Government

Iceland has a constitutional republic and that is limited government. The president is Olafur Ragner Grimsson . The president is chosen by majority of vote. People can vote when they are 18 years old and they have the right of dual citizens ship.

Economy

Iceland is a rich country because in 2014 they had 17.4 billion dollars. The type paper money they use is us dollars. The main import is potatoes ,green vegetables, mutton, chicken, pork, beef, dairy products and fish. The birth rate is 13.91 births. The life expectance for males is 80,81 years for female is 85 years.

Climate

Iceland has a cold climate, partly tundra and partly polar. The average rain fall per year in Iceland 3,000mm. the average temp is 44 degrees f . the kind of warm climate does not have much effect on the people who in live on Iceland

Culture

Icelandic people tend to wear much of the same clothes as people in other developed western nations although one distinguishing garment is the traditional Iceland sweater or lorapeysa.The language Icelandic people speak is Icelandic , English , novdic language,German widely spoken. The major holiday for the Icelandic independence day in June 17 1944. The religion is Lutheran church of Iceland 73.8,roman catholic. The type of food they eat is skyr [smoked lamb].

History

The history of Iceland is one survival and prosperity settled by Norsemen from Scandinavia and celts from the British isle settled in the 9th and 10th centuries Icelandic history has always been shaped by events on the larger political stage of Nordic countries .

Compare and contrast

the food in Iceland is way different from the us Icelanders eat smoked lamb in the us we eat smoked ham . In Iceland they speak Icelandic in the us we speak English

Differents and Similarites

The difference between the United States and the Icelandic is in the United States is that we pizza and ham... the Icelandic people eat smoked lamb and dense dark and sweet rye bread. The similarities are that the United states and Iceland both have presidents

Sites

these are the sites I used. the world fact book

the Huffington post

nation master

climate adaption

holiday.com

answer.com

escape here.com

Iceland is

Aneki. com