Basic Facts

Basic Facts

Geography

Location : European island in the North Atlantic (3 hours’ flight from London, 5 ½ hours from New York).
Capital : Reykjavik (population 120.000 approx.)
Total area : 103,000 km² (39,756 square.miles); vegetation: 23.1%, lakes: 2.7%, glaciers: 11.6%, wasteland: 62.6%.
Sea area within fishing limits: 758,000 km².
Coastline : 4,970 km.

People

Population 2012 : 323,002 (2013)
Ethnic groups : Homogenous mixture of descendants of the original Nordic and Celtic settlers.
Religion : State Lutheran Church 84%.

Government

Type : Republic since 17 June 1944. Independent since 1 December 1918.
President( since August 2016 ) : Mr. Gudni Th Jóhannesson
Prime Minister( since 2016 ) : Mr. Sigurdur Ingi Jóhannsson.The cabinet is responsible to the legislature ( Althingi ).

Economy

Currency : Icelandic króna (ISK) (Rate of exchange – See Central Bank exchange rates).
GDP per capita : 47,461.19 USD (2013)
Gross domestic product : 15.33 billion USD (2013)
Labour Force : 191,600 (April 2015).
Unemployment rate : 4.3% (Apr 2015)
Employment by industry (approx) : Agriculture: 5.5%. Industry: 18%. Services: 75%.

Address : Túngata 7, 101 Reykjavik

Postal Address : Túngata 7, 101 Reykjavik

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Telephone Numbers : 534 9955     

Fax : 534 9959

E-mail address : gen@indianembassy.is

Commercial Representative

Name : Sh. Sunil K. Agnihotri
Email ID : hoc.reykjavik@mea.gov.in
                  hoc@indianembassy.is
Contact No : 00354-5349958
Mobile No : 00354-8417870

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