University of Iceland

Iceland: An overview






Capital: Reykjavík

Official language: Icelandic

Population: 320.000

Time zone: GMT (UTC+0, no daylight savings)

Country code: +354

Currency: ISK, Icelandic króna

System of government: Parliamentary republic

International obligations: Iceland is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Nordic Council and the Schengen Agreement. Iceland is not an EU member state.

Under the Icelandic constitution, all persons are equal before the law. Discriminaton on grounds of gender, race, religious or political convictions, economic status, etc., is prohibited. Women and men have equal status in every respect.

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