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Iceland

Population: 319,246 (July 2009)
Capital: Reykjavik
Area: 103,000 km²

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Climate

Temperate; moderated by North Atlantic current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers.

Types of disasters

Volcanic activity, earthquakes, snow avalanches, landslides, flash flooding, coastal flooding, glacial outburst floods (jökulhlaup) and severe weather.

List of emergencies