Flag of Iceland

Flag of Iceland

The flag of Iceland followed the example of the other Scandinavian countries and consists of a blue background bearing a red cross, which is embedded in the traditional white Scandinavian cross. The blue color is supposed to represent omnipresent Atlantic Ocean, the red lava and Icelandic volcanoes, and the white stands for another Icelandic natural landmarks - glaciers and geysers. The red cross also points to the historical ties with Denmark, that dominated Iceland since the 14th century. Iceland adopted the flag in 1918, when it won the statute of the autonomous territory of Denmark. However, the flag did not became official national flag until 1944, when Iceland became a fully independent.

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Main information

Country
Iceland
Capital city
Reykjavík
Population
325,671 (2013)
Total area
103,000 km2
Formation
1. 12. 1918
Highest point
Hvannadalshnjúkur (Hvannadalshnúkur) (2,110 m)
GDP
$ 39,718 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
icelandic króna (ISK)
Code
IS (ISL)
Calling code
+354
Internet TLD
.is

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Island (Reykjavík)
English
Iceland (Reykjavík)
German
Island (Reykjavík)
French
Islande (Reykjavik)
Italian
Islanda (Reykjavík)
Spanish
Islandia (Reykjavík)
Russian
Исландия (Рейкьявик)
Slovak
Island (Reykjavík)
Polish
Islandia (Reykjavík)
Portuguese
Islândia (Reykjavík)
Chinese
冰岛 (雷克雅未克)
Japanese
アイスランド (レイキャビク)
Turkish
İzlanda (Reykjavik)
Norwegian
Island (Reykjavík)
Swedish
Island (Reykjavik)
Hungarian
Izland (Reykjavík)
Dutch
IJsland (Reykjavik)
Danish
Island (Reykjavik)
Finnish
Islanti (Reykjavík)
Hebrew
איסלנד (רייקיאוויק)

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