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Island in the north Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1944 by the Lýðveldið Ísland

Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km², 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.

Geographical type: Island

Latitude: 65° N — Longitude: 18° W

Area: 102,775 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: IS

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 8.77, Rank: 12, Personal Freedom: 9.4, Economic Freedom: 7.9
Iceland | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 100, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
A series of major strikes took place in Iceland during the year, and public and private employers struggled to reach agreements with unions about higher wages. Although the refugee crisis confronting Europe did not heavily affect Iceland, the issue of asylum dominated public dialogue in August and September, when the public launched an initiative to increase the government's annual quota for resettlement.
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.06, Rank: 76


Iceland Joins the Flat Tax Club [PDF], by Daniel Mitchell, Cato Institute Tax & Budget Bulletin, Feb 2007
All these reforms have helped Iceland climb from 26th to 9th in the Economic Freedom of the World rankings between 1990 and today. ... According to the World Bank, Iceland is now one of the world's richest nations, ranking in the top 10 using either of two different methodologies. Unemployment in Iceland is almost nonexistent, dropping to less than 2 percent in 2006 ...
Libertarian Feminists Ask Facebook to #FreeTheNipple, by Elizabeth Nolan Brown, 19 Jun 2015
Discusses the effort by ALF members to convince Facebook to change its policies regarding images of female nipples
Earlier this week the ALF Facebook page posted a link to an Iceland Monitor article about a #FreeTheNipple protest there ... The article contains pictures of women sitting in Iceland's Austurvöllur square without shirts on, part of an organized event by a campaign "to desexualize the female nipple." ... [Facebook]'s most recent purge of nipple-related content is providing a good opportunity to expose activism around #NippleEquity. (Hashtag for literary effect only.) In Iceland, the issue has sparked a mini-movement, with coordinated Free the Nipple days, social media campaigns, etc.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Iceland" as of 25 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.