Iceland

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Group.png Iceland   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Iceland (orthographic projection).svg
Flag of Iceland.svg
LocationNordics, Northern Europe, Europe
LeaderIceland/Prime Minister
Typenation state
Member ofNATO, OECD
SubpageIceland/Ambassador to NATO
Iceland/Ambassador to the OECD
Iceland/Ambassador to the UK
Iceland/Ambassador to the US
Iceland/Member of Parliament
Iceland/Minister for Education
Iceland/Minister for Foreign Affairs
Iceland/President
Iceland/Prime Minister

Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, with a population of 356,991 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active.

Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture. Industrialization of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity, and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. It became a part of the European Economic Area in 1994; this further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.

Financial crimes pursued

Between 2008 and December 2015, a total of 26 bankers were sentenced to a combined 74 years in prison in Iceland.[1][2] After that the island aimed at creating better circumstances for journalistic freedom, in terms of reporting and whistleblower activity.[3]

History

Bjarni Benediktsson was Icelandic Prime Minster for most of the 1960s. He died in office from a fire which also killed his wife and grandson.[citation needed]

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Ambassadors to Iceland

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Iceland
UK/Ambassador to Iceland

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Kaupthing Bank
University of IcelandThe national Icelandic university.

 

Citizens of Iceland on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Bjarni Benediktsson30 April 190810 July 1970Prime Minister of Iceland for most of the 1960s. Died in 1970 from a fire soon after his 4th Bilderberg
Einar BenediktssonIcelandic diplomat who attended the 1986 Bilderberg
Björn Bjarnason14 November 1944Icelandic politician, heavy Bilderberg habit
Geir Hallgrímsson16 December 19251 September 1990Prime Minister of Iceland, Bilderberg Steering Committee
David Oddsson17 January 1948Six time Bilderberger Icelandic politician
Jon Sigurdsson23 August 1946Icelandic politician
Hörður Sigurgestsson2 June 193822 April 2019
Gunnar Thoroddsen29 December 191025 September 1983Prime Minister of Iceland, single Bilderberger
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References

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