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Iceland

Lýđ veldiđ Ísland
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Iceland is a large island in the North Atlantic, close to the Arctic Circle, and comprises an area of about 103,000 sq. km (39,708 sq. miles), with its extreme northern point (the Rifstangi) lying in 66° 32’ N. lat., and its most southerly point (Dyrhólaey, Portland) in 63° 24’ N. lat., not including the islands north and south of the land; if these are counted in, the country extends from 67° 10’ N. (the Kolbeinsey) to 63° 19’ N. (Geirfuglasker, one of the Westman Islands). It stretches from 13° 30’ (the Gerpir) to 24° 32’ W. long. (Látrabjarg). The skerry Hvalbakur (The Whaleback) lies 13° 16’ W. long.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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