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50+ Interesting Facts About Iceland

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Iceland has the lowest population density in Europe and is also one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. In the 1960s, an  island appeared  in the North Atlantic Ocean (20 miles from the southern coast of Iceland) after an eruption. This island (named Surtsey) is still almost untouched by humans, as only a few researchers are allowed to enter here. ( Source ) Deildartunguhver  Thermal Spring in Iceland is the  most powerful hot spring  in Europe, while the hot spring pipeline from this place to Akranes is the longest in Iceland. The towns of Akranes and Borgarnes get most of their water for central heating through this hot spring. A geyser (also named Geysir) in Haukadalur (Iceland) is the  oldest known geyser  in the world. The English word geyser is taken from this Geysir. ( Source ) Iceland has the highest  usage of marijuana  in the world. More than 18% of people in Iceland smoke weed. Icelanders watch more movies than any other country. The  cinema attendanc