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Iceland

Formation Date:1944
Population:279000
Land area:103000.00
GNP:8255.00
Government Form:Republic
Head of State:?lafur Ragnar Gr?msson

Ruled by the Danes from the 14th century, Iceland became a real within the kingdom of Denmark in 1918, and a republic in 1944.

Iceland’s first national flag was a white cross on a deep blue background. It was first paraded in 1897. The modern flag dates from 1915, when a red cross was inserted into the white cross of the original flag. It was adopted in 1918 and became the national flag when Iceland gained independence from Denmark in 1944.

For the Icelandic people the flag’s coloring represents a vision of their country’s landscape. The colors stand for three of the elements that make up the island: fire, ice, and water.