Scandinavian Cultural Center

Scandinavian Cultural Center


Brief Overview

(from CIA World Factbook)

Official Name: Republic of Iceland
Capital City: Reykjavik
Area: 39,768 mi sq (103,000 km sq)
Government: Constitutional Republic
Languages: Icelandic
Currency: Krona
Population: 279,384
Real GDP per capita: $29,581
National Anthem: Song of Praise.  Lyrics by Matthias Jochusson, music by Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson. Adopted in 1874.

    Gullfoss Waterfall
    Gullfoss WaterfallGullfoss Waterfall has a distinctive stairstep configuration.

    Fun Facts

    • The most recent version of the flag was adopted 17 June 1944.
    • Iceland's nickname is "Land of Fire and Ice".
    • People are properly and officially called by their first names (even though they do have last names).
    • The Icelandic people have one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.
    • Iceland averages one volcanic eruption every five years.