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The (most important) Fjords of Iceland


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Iceland - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (3137 words)
Iceland was one of the last large islands uninhabited by humans until it was discovered and settled by immigrants from Scandinavia and from Ireland and Scotland during the 9th and 10th centuries.
Iceland was a free state, without a king, until the end of the Sturlungaöld civil war in 1262, when it joined the Norwegian kingdom as a Norwegian colony.
Icelanders enjoy freedom of religion as stated by the constitution; however, church and state are not separated and the Church of Iceland, a Lutheran body, is the state church.
Article about "Iceland" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Jul-2004 (922 words)
Iceland was first settled by Norwegianss and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th century.
Iceland remained independent for over 300 years, and was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark, formally as a Norwegian crown colony until 1814 when the united kingdoms of Denmark and Norway were separated by the treaty of Kiel, and Iceland was kept by Denmark as a dependency.
Iceland has many geysers (itself an Icelandic word) and the widespread availability of geothermal power means residents of most towns have hot water and home heat for a low price.
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