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According to the Constitution of June 17, 1944, Iceland is a unitary republic of a presidential type. Head of State is the President of the Republic, elected for 4 years by universal suffrage like Parliament (Althing), with which it holds legislative power and which is divided into the Lower and Upper Houses, or Senate. Executive power is exercised by the president and the government, who are presidential nominated. The judicial system is based on the European continental system, with three levels of judgment. The highest of them is represented by the Supreme Court based in Reykjavík. Supreme Court judges are appointed for life by the President of the Republic. The death penalty was abolished in 1928. After Iceland’s declaration of national sovereignty (1944), the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War, the external defense of the island was managed by the USA. which are still present. For this reason, Iceland does not participate in the Western European Armaments Group (WEAG), an advisory body within NATO, which includes 19 European countries. As regards the education sector, the first legislation was promulgated in 1907 and with it the compulsory schooling up to 14 years was imposed (in 1946 the term was moved to 15 years). With the exception of the capital, given the low population density, the system of itinerant teachers has spread between 2 or 3 countries. To avoid the drawbacks of this system, in some cases school boarding schools have been established. The school system includes primary, secondary and higher levels. Education is compulsory and free for all children aged 7 to 16. Primary school starts at the age of 7 and lasts for six years. The secondary includes two cycles, one of three years and a second of four; at the end of this cycle it is possible to access higher education. Iceland has four higher education institutions. These take place in the University of Reykjavík (1911) and in some high schools. According to COUNTRYAAH, Iceland is a nation in Northern Europe, the capital city of which is Reykjavik. The latest population of Iceland is 341,254. MYSTERYAROUND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Iceland, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Subjected to polar and Atlantic influences, the island has a cold temperate oceanic climate; summers are therefore very cool (with average values ​​of 10-11 ºC) while winters, despite the latitude, are rather mild (averages around 0 ºC). The polar influences, predominant in the North and in the center of the country, determine in this area more rigid winters, very short summers and scarce rains (400 mm per year); on the other hand, in the southern regions, the S and SW winds mitigate the temperatures and bring abundant rainfall, up to 1200 mm per year. The Gulf Stream contributes to accentuating the contrast between the northern and southern sections of the country, which with some branches laps the western and southern coasts where above all it raises the winter temperatures, but also causes dense and persistent fogs.

Iceland Culture of Business

Culture of business dealings Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Icelanders belong to a Nordic group in their mentality, whose behavior is shaped by the fact that it is a small society where everyone knows everyone. The official language is Icelandic, which belongs to the group of Scandinavian languages. Knowledge of… Read More »

Iceland Basic Information

Basic data Capital Reykjavík Population 0.38 million Language Icelandic Religion Icelandic Evangelical Lutheran Church (62%), no religion (8%), Catholic (4%), other (26%) State system parliamentary republic Head of State Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson Head of government Katrin Jakobsdóttir Currency name Icelandic Krona (ISK) Travel Time shift -1 hour (in summer -2 hours) Economy 2021 Nominal GDP… Read More »

Iceland Religion, Geography, Politics and Population

Religion in Iceland Most of the believing population of Iceland is Lutheran, 4% belongs to other Protestant denominations, about 2% belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. Transport in Iceland The best way to get to Iceland is by plane. There are two international airports here – Reykjavik and Keflavik. There are no railways in the… Read More »

History of Iceland

According to historyaah, the name Iceland (“ice country or land of ice”) was given by the Norwegian Viking Flowki. The first Scandinavian settler was Ingoulfur Adnarson, who in 874 landed in the area of ​​the current capital of Reykjavik (translated as “smoking bay”). The nature of the settlement determined the features of the social and… Read More »

Iceland Travel Facts

The island state of Iceland is located in northwestern Europe and is perhaps one of the most exciting countries on earth. Nature-loving travelers will discover many beautiful natural wonders here. Iceland is alive – you can feel that everywhere in this wonderful country. Capital City Reykjavik Size 103,125 km² Resident 353,070 Official Language Icelandic Currency… Read More »

Iceland Economy

Business With a gross national income (GNI) of (2018) 52 103 US dollars per capita, Iceland is one of the northern European countries with very high material prosperity. The stability and growth-oriented market economy of Iceland was able to show success from the 1980s. Iceland was particularly hard hit by the global financial market crisis… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Iceland

According to the College Board, there are 1 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Iceland. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Iceland

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Iceland, located in Reykjavik. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. Promennt Skeifan 11 b 108 Reykjavik Iceland Phone: +3545197550 Test Center Information Promennt er í skeifunni 11b á 2. hæð. Húsið er rautt á lit á bak… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Iceland

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »