Iceland: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2018-05-02.

General points to know about the country of Iceland – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Reykjavík (& largest city)

Population: 350,000 (2018 estimate)

Language(s): Icelandic

President: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Prime Minister: Katrín Jakobsdóttir

Currency: Icelandic Króna (ISK)

Area: 102,775 km2 (39,682 mi2)

Dialing Code: +354

Time Zone: Western European Time “WET” (UTC+0)

Demonym: Icelander (what’s this?)

Endonym: Ísland
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.) (+354 570 2112 from abroad)

Drinking Age: 20 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): IS (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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