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Iceland     [750]
   Group:
   Country: Iceland   Region: North Atlantic
Lat: 64.50º N   Long : 19.00º W
Area: 101826.0 sq. km   Altitude: 1479 m
  Island too large for adequate coverage in this directory
Shoreline: 3917.7 km (scale 1:6418000)   Coastal Index: 0.0385
Depth to nearest land: 900 m
Nearest island: 300 km   group: 300 km
Nearest continent: Europe    Distance: 950 km    Isolation Index: 65
ISLAND TYPE: active volcanic      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   temperate  average -1-11C
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: volcanic eruptions
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited, capital Reykjavik
  Population: 241750 (1985)   Density: 2.4 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 2.8%/yr   Increasing
  Major Human Activities: fishing, livestock
  Habitat:   Urban Pop: 121000  Urban Indicator: 5
  Accessibility: port, airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 21%   Human Threat Indicator: 1
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 10216 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 5
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 11
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 1   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 22/03/89

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