Iceland in the 1940’s

Iceland in the 1940’s

Europe
Population. - Here are the statistical data relating to the last two censuses. As of December 31, 1946, the population was 132,750. The capital, Reykjavik, has increased its population seven times over the past fifty years. No other inhabited center reaches 10,000 residents nor are 2/5 of the population considered urban. Economy. - Fishing remains the country's largest reserve; progress continued during the war, and the island now has one of the most modern and rational flotillas in Europe (381,500 tons of fish in 1943; in 1945 the product of the fishery was valued at around 5.3 million pounds). The industrial use of the hot springs of which the island is abundant is in promising development. Commerce. - Iceland has a surplus of imports over exports in the post-war period,…
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Iceland 2007

Iceland 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Iceland. The general election in May became a success for the state-carrying Independence Party, which during its 16 years in power led Iceland from being a small fishing nation to a country with strong economy and international financial players. At the same time, the government's toughest opponent won the Left – Green votes on its criticism of the construction of the huge power plant Kárahnjúkar and an accompanying aluminum smelter. The business-friendly Independence Party took more than a third of the vote and passed with a couple of seats to 24. The centrist coalition partner The Progress Party instead lost 5 seats and stayed at 7. The opposition went ahead by the Left-Green almost doubled its size in Everything 9 mandate. The Social Democratic Alliance lost two seats…
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