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Presentation of Iceland : Geography

Country's official name :
Iceland
Capital:
Reykjavik
Population of main urban zones:
Reykjavík (232,300) ; Njarðvík (19,600) ; Akureyri (19,100) ; Selfoss (9,100) ; Akranes (7,800) ; Vestmannaeyjar (4,400) ; Grindavík (3,600) ; Hveragerði (2,800) ; Ísafjörður (2,700) ; Sauðárkrókur (2,700)
Area:
103,000 km²
Type of Climate :
As its name suggests, Iceland is cold, but not as cold as might be expected because of the passing warm waters of the Gulf Stream, which regulate the climate. The summer temperatures in Reykjavík range from 41°F (5°C) at night to as high as 77°F (25°C) during the day. The average January temperature is 31°F (-0.5°C). The south is the wettest part of the country, but snow is rare. Coastal areas tend to experience winter gales and are generally windy. During the summer months there is almost continuous daylight; early spring and late autumn feature long twilights. From mid-November until the end of January, in the darkness of winter, the opposite is true, with the country only experiencing a few hours of daylight each day. The Northern Lights are often visible in autumn and early winter.
Local Time:
It is %T:%M %A In Reykjavik
Official Language:
Icelandic
Other Languages Spoken:
Most of the Icelanders can speak English and Danish.
Business Language(s):
English

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