Monthly Archives: January 2013

Car ownership per capita

Iceland has a high level of car ownership per capita; with a car for every 1.5 inhabitants, it is the main form of transportation.[107] Many of these can be found abandoned in rural areas. Iceland has 13,034 km (8,099 mi) … Continue reading

Grassodenhäuser

There are around 1,300 known species of insects in Iceland, which is a rather low number compared with other countries (over one million species have been described worldwide). The only native land mammal when humans arrived was the Arctic Fox,[50] … Continue reading

Counties

Iceland’s 23 counties are, for the most part, historical divisions. Currently, Iceland is split up among 26 magistrates (sýslumenn, singular sýslumaður) who represent government in various capacities. Among their duties are tax collection, administering bankruptcy declarations, and performing civil marriages. … Continue reading