Key: 5230  
Country:
Group: Europe, West
Volume: 50
Issued: 1000 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 103,000 sq.km; Population - 277,500; Capital - Reykjavik
An island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Greenland. Fishing and
exporting of fish products are the main occupation. Formerly under control of
DENMARK, since 1918 an independent Kingdom under the Danish crown. In 1944,
an independent republic was established by plebiscite. First stamps issued in
1873. Indirect UPU membership since July 1st, 1875 (under Denmark), direct since
November 15th, 1919. About 25 annually issued.
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ISLAND

Index
ICELAND (ISLAND)
      Danish -1920
      Kingdom 1918-1944
      Republic 1944-
      Official Stamps
 
Currency
96 Skilling = 1 Rigsdaler
100 Aurar = 1 Krona (1876)
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