Facts and Figures

Iceland in Numbers

Biggest Cities

Reykjavík (120,000)*
Kópavogur (32,000)*
Hafnarfjördur (27,000)*
Akureyri (18,000)
Reykjanesbær (14,000)

*Cities in the capital region

Capital City

Reykjavík

Government

Parliamentary constitutional republic.

Language

Icelandic.

English is widely spoken and understood. 

National Flag

Blue with a red cross outlined in white. 

The colors of the flag are symbolic for Iceland: red is for the volcanic fires, white recalls the snow and glaciers, and blue is for the mountains in the distance.

Official Name

Iceland (Ísland)

Population

325,000 (Jan 2014)

Religion

Predominantly Christian.

Temperature

January 0,4
March 3,1
May 6,3
June 10,7
July 12,5
August 12,3
October 4,4
December 1,2

Time Zone

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year. Unlike most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is not observed in Iceland.