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Freshman Seminar - Death, Revenge & Madness in Icelandic literature and culture. Welcome to class #1 !. 2. Freshman Seminar - wk 1 What IS Iceland??. Iceland , officially the Republic of Iceland ( Icelandic : Ís land or Lýðveldið Ís land ) is an island nation , a volcanic island in the

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freshman seminar death revenge madness in icelandic literature and culture

Freshman Seminar - Death, Revenge & Madness in Icelandic literature and culture

Welcome to class #1 !

freshman seminar wk 1 what is iceland

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Freshman Seminar - wk 1What IS Iceland??

Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland

or Lýðveldið Ísland) is an island nation, a volcanic island in the

northern Atlantic Ocean between Greenland,

Norway, Ireland, Scotland (Great Britain), and the Faroe Islands.

freshman seminar wk 1 facts about the country

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Freshman Seminar - wk 1Facts about the country

Area

▪ Whole country: 39,768.5 sq. m. (103,000km²)

Texas: 261,797sq. m. (678,050 km²)

population of 23.5 million

Kentucky: 39,728 sq mi. (102,896 sq km), pop. 4 mill.

▪ Vegetation: 9,191 square miles (23,805km²)

▪ Lakes: 1,064 square miles (2,757km²)

▪ Glaciers: 4,603 square miles (11,922km²)

▪ Wasteland: 24,918 square miles (64,538km²)

freshman seminar wk 1 facts about the country comparison

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Freshman Seminar - wk 1Facts about the country - Comparison

Area

Total 9,631,418km²

Water 3,718,711mi² 4.87%

Population - 2006 est. 298,290,000

2000 census - 282 mill.

Density30/km² (Ice: 2/km²)

freshman seminar wk 1 facts about the country cont

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Freshman Seminar - wk 1Facts about the country - Cont.
  • Second largest island in Europe
  • By plane: 3 hrs to mainland Europe, 6 to US

Population: about 300.000

180.000 in Reykjavík

Climate: subartic _ Gulf Stream

Average temp. in July 56ºF

In January: 32ºF

Precipitation: 32 inches

Midnight sun in June

4 hrs a day of daylight in Dec.

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Freshman Seminar - wk 1Facts about the country - Cont.
  • Government: parliamentary democracy

Fully independent since 1944

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Language: Icelandic, the Norwegian of

1000 years ago. Fundamental part of cultural

Identity - fiercely defended by purists,

Conservative tongue…

Currency: Icelandic krona (about 60 kr - 1 USD)

Religion: Lutheran is the state religion of

Iceland. Icelandic children receive mandatory

religious training in public schools, and priests

are state employees.

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