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    Iceland Geography - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Total area: 103,000 km2
      land area: 100,250 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Kentucky

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 4,988 km

      Maritime claims:
      @m5Continental shelf: edge of continental margin or 200 nm
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Rockall continental shelf dispute involving Denmark, Ireland, and the UK (Ireland and the UK have signed a boundary agreement in the Rockall area)

      Climate: temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers

      Terrain: mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords

      Natural resources: fish, hydroelectric and geothermal power, diatomite

      Land use: NEGL% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 23% meadows and pastures; 1% forest and woodland; 76% other

      Environment: subject to earthquakes and volcanic activity

      Note: strategic location between Greenland and Europe; westernmost European country

      NOTE: The information regarding Iceland on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Iceland Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Iceland Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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