Iceland

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Iceland

- Iceland has a allot of volcanic activity. Iceland used nature and figured out how to use it on their side. about 85 percent of Iceland’s energy is from renewables over half of that is geothermal alone. - raw puffin heart is actually considered a delicacy, and puffins are eaten for food all the time.- Hvannadalshnúkur ( highest point of iceland) - Katla is the largest volcano in Iceland. - golden circle is one of the popular destinations in iceland

- The population of Iceland is 323,002- The languages are Icelandic and danish - Icelands continent is Europe- The Icelandic government consists of 3 branches. The executive branch is composed of the president who is chief of state, the prime minister who heads the government, and a cabinet of 9 ministers. The legislative branch consists of 63 members of the Althingi . The judicial branch has a supreme court and several district and special courts.- Iceland has a parlimenterary government

- The president of iceland is Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson- The climate of Iceland is cold and oceanic ,near the southern coastal area and tundra inland in the highlands. The island lies in the path of the North Atlantic Current, which makes its climate more temperate than would be expected for its latitude just south of the Arctic Circle. -Geysers, Glaciers, waterfalls, ice caves, glacial rivers, the temperature can get very low, wether is very sporadic. Thisis why its dangerous. -There is allot of public nudity there- A lot of them believe in elves, this is because of old folktales

- They will golf at night because they have prolonged daylight- In Iceland, handball is basically the national sport. When the president of Iceland spoke to the media after a recent Olympic win, he explained how important the sport is to their country.- Eaten regularly as a snack or with meals the product Skyr is one of the most eaten foods in iceland, but it isn’t well known outside of Iceland.- allot of countries celebrate something similar to Christmas, but instead of santa claus in the us, they have the yule lads- cod wars - In the 1950s, Iceland has often fought with the British over the use of Iceland’s waters for fishing. In Iceland, the fishing companies are pretty important and serves as a main source of food.

Recources: -WikipediaGoogle images-http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Europe/Iceland-POLITICS-GOVERNMENT-AND-TAXATION.html-http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/iceland/Icelands-Natural-Dangers- http://listverse.com/2013/12/15/10-cool-facts-about-iceland/

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