Category Archives: About Iceland

Icelandic

Icelandic is a Indo-European language from the North Germanic Branch (just for comparison, English is also a Germanic language, but from the West Germanic branch). Many Germanic languages have streamlined themselves and lost some of the features that other Indo-European languages have (you’ve probably never heard of a case, for example, unless you’ve studied Latin…
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Facts

Iceland

Population: 338.349 (Jan 2017)

Capital city: Reykjavik

Language: Icelandic

Government: Parliamentary constitutional republic

National flag: Blue with a Red cross outlined in White.

The colors of the flag are symbolic for Iceland. Red is for the volcanic fires, White recalls the snow and glaciers, and Blue is for the mountains in the distance.