Iceland

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National Data

Iceland Flag Iceland Flag
Country Iceland
Country code IS
City Reykjavík
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 100250
Population 329425
Year of construction 1881 / 2002


Building

Type Horseshoe
Volume 11400
Architect Ferdinand Meldahl (DK)/ Batteriid Architects (IS, ext)


Wikipedia

Alþingishúsið is a classical 19th century structure which stands by Austurvöllur in central Reykjavík, Iceland. It houses Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament. The building was designed by Danish architect Ferdinand Meldahl and built using hewn dolerite during 1880 to 1881.

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Introduction

Iceland – like the Bahamas – claims to have the oldest parliament in the world: political gatherings are said to have been held here continuously since the 10th century. The building housing the "Althing" today was built when the Danish crown granted Iceland its own constitution in 1874 – marking the 1000th anniversary of settlement. Batteriid Architects added an annex in 2002.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 63 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 43.304
Number of women 26 HDI 0,899
Pop. per MP 5.229 Democracy index 9,58
CO2 total 3.849 CO2 per capita 11,55

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