Definition of Iceland in English:

Iceland

Line breaks: Ice|land
Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪslənd
 
/
An island country in the North Atlantic; population 306,700 (est. 2009); official language, Icelandic; capital, Reykjavik. Icelandic name Island.

Iceland lies just south of the Arctic Circle, and only about 20 per cent of the land area is habitable. Situated at the north end of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, it is volcanically active. First settled by Norse colonists in the 9th century, Iceland was under Norwegian rule from 1262 to 1380, when it passed to Denmark. Granted internal self-government in 1874, it became a fully fledged independent republic in 1944

Derivatives

Icelander

noun
More example sentences
  • He proposes that King Hakon commissioned an Icelander to translate the romance.
  • The first group of Icelanders initially settled down in Kinmount Ontario.

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