Iceland

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Iceland

Republic of Iceland

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Geography

Area: 103,000 sq km

A volcanic island in the North Atlantic; mountainous, largely barren with many large glaciers.

Population: 329,279    Annual Growth: 2.17%

Capital: Reykjavik

Urbanites: 92.3%

HDI Rank: 3 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 11 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Icelandic    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians298,32790.601.2
Evangelicals12,6413.82.6

Challenges for Prayer

The Bible Society launched in 2000 a new Bible translation, which was well received. The 2007 release of The 100-Minute Bible in Icelandic resulted in many acquiring Bibles. Pray that many would come back into contact with the transforming Word of God.

Christian Radio. Radio Lindin, which can reach about 90% of the population, remains on air and is a blessing to believers. And it has been used to bring some unbelievers to faith. It is also available via the Internet.

     For an additional 4 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Iceland.