National Symbols of Iceland

Iceland is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Iceland is ReykjavĂ­k.

The official language is Icelandic and the Icelandic krĂłna is the currency of the Iceland. The domain is .is and the country code is +354.

National day is celebrated on 17 Jun 1944. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Iceland is no exception.

In Iceland, Team handball is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Icelandic people. BrennivĂ­n is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Iceland. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like JĂłnas HallgrĂ­msson, HallgrĂ­mur PĂ©tursson, HalldĂłr Laxness represent a national Icelandic symbol.

The country was founded by IngĂłlfur Arnarson. The current president of Iceland is GuĂ°ni Th. JĂłhannesson and KatrĂ­n JakobsdĂłttir is the Prime Minister.

In Iceland the power plugs and sockets are of type C, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Icelandic national anthem was written by Matthías Jochumsson and composed by Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson.

Country information

Former name(s) Snowland Snealand
Official name(s) Republic of Iceland
Alternative name(s) Republic of Iceland (official, English)
Regional location Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom
Country name etymology "Land of Ice", from Old Norse ĂŤsland, from Ă­ss ("ice").
Climate Temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers
Terrain Mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, ice fields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords
Population 341,243
National Day 17 Jun 1944
Language(s) Icelandic
Religion Christianity Church of Iceland
Country code +354
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Icelandic krĂłna
Capital city ReykjavĂ­k
ISO .is
Domain(TLD) .is
Ethnicity Icelandic, Polish, Lithuanians
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Icelandic
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 102,775 km2 (39,682 sq mi)
Timezone UTC(GMT/WET)
Average elevation 557 m (1,827 ft)
Coastline 4,970 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Iceland

Flag map of Iceland

Motto of Iceland

No official motto

National animal of Iceland

The National animal of Iceland is Gyrfalcon

National Animal of Iceland - Gyrfalcon

National flower of Iceland

The National flower of Iceland is Mountain Avens . Botanical name is Dryas Octopetala.

National flower of Iceland - Mountain Avens

National bird of Iceland

The National bird of Iceland is Puffin

National bird of Iceland - Puffin

Rest of the National symbols of Iceland 👇

Icelandic Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

You will reach your destination even though you travel slowly.

You do not really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.

You can’t complain about the sea if you suffer shipwreck for the second time.

Wrath often consumes what god gives husbands.

When your neighbour's wall breaks, your own is in danger.

Useless wisdom is double foolishness.

Two make an army against one.

To whom it itches, scratches it.

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