Iceland
or Danish Island or Icelandic Ísland geographical name island between the Arctic & the Atlantic SE of Greenland; a republic, formerly (1380-1918) belonging to Denmark, later (1918-44) an independent kingdom in personal union with Denmark capital Reykjavik area 39,702 square miles (102,828 square kilometers), population 255,855 • Icelander noun

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