Iceland

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Geography of Iceland Eric Hines World Geography 102 Mrs. Witkowski December 6, 2010 Geography of Iceland The country that I choose is Iceland. Iceland is very unique and interesting not only because of its clean air and amazing scenery but also its natural beauty and landscapes. Nature is a big force of Iceland but the volcano’s, waterfalls, and glaciers seem to attract most tourist. There landforms are probably the most unique. The Northern Lights is also something that people find very interesting because how it is created and the view you can see. It is something that everyone should see at some point in their life. The sources that I choose to use to research the Physical Geography, Economics, History, Cultural, and Political…show more content…
32). In Rowland Mead book Globetrotter Island Guide, “most plants in Iceland cannot germinate, grow, flower and produce seeds in the short amount of time it has” (77). “It is said that only 1% of Iceland land is cultivated; 23% is usable for grazing, and 76% is made up of wasteland, mountains, glaciers, deserts and lava fields” (Tomasson p. 33).Iceland physical and environmental feature range from a large number of different categories that show all it’s interesting landforms, amazing climate, and many different bodies of water. When it comes to the historical features of Iceland there are some that seem to stand out more than others. It could be the original inhabitants, date of their independence, historical warfare, or maybe just the historical events and how they influenced the current society. The original inhabitants of Iceland were said to be “Irish monks who probably settled there in the eighth century” (Lacy 66). It was the last European country to be colonized. According to the CIA World Factbook (2010), Iceland became a soverieign state on December 1st, 1918 state under the Danish Crown and then got its independence on June 17th, 1944 from Denmark. “Iceland historical warfare include World War One which was from 1914-1918 and then World War Two which was from 1939- 1945. In 1976 Great Britain and Iceland signed an agreement to end the Cod War” (Lacy p. 237). One of the major disaster which wiped out much
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