Pronunciation: (īs'lund), [key]
1. a large island in the N Atlantic between Greenland and Scandinavia. 39,698 sq. mi. (102,820 sq. km).
2. a republic including this island and several smaller islands: formerly Danish; independent since 1944. 219,033. Cap.: Reykjavik.
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