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|Form of government||Unitary Parliamentary Republic|
|Size in km²||100250|
|Year of construction||1881 / 2002|
|Architect||Ferdinand Meldahl (DK)/ Batteriid Architects (IS, ext)|
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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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
|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|