- a seaport in and the capital of Iceland, in the SW part.
- a large island in the N Atlantic between Greenland and Scandinavia. 39,698 sq. mi. (102,820 sq. km).
- a republic including this island and several smaller islands: formerly Danish; independent since 1944. Capital: Reykjavik.
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Examples from the Web for reykjavik
Green is now based in Washington, D.C., but she lived outside Reykjavik for two years.Want to Write a Book? Go to Iceland
May 26, 2014
I like to see Reykjavik as one of those glass balls, you know, the ones where you shake it and it snows.
Is there a strong community of writers in Reykjavik, and do you see much of each other?
In that case you have nature and urban life but this is, of course, not unique to Reykjavik.
There are all manner of tour options based in the capital city of Reykjavik, from jeep excursions to sailing trips.Last-Minute Winter Escapes: Vieques, Scottsdale, Reykjavik, and More
December 20, 2011
They are convertible for either silver or gold at Reykjavik.A Girl's Ride in Iceland
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Nothing of importance occurred on the way back to Reykjavik.
It is needless to say that the party of sporting Englishmen had arrived from Reykjavik.
Two vessels were taking in cargoes of them during our stay at Reykjavik.
Two semi-monthly newspapers are published at Reykjavik, in the Icelandic language.
- the capital and chief port of Iceland, situated in the southwest: its buildings are heated by natural hot water. Pop: 112 490 (2003 est)
- an island republic in the N Atlantic, regarded as part of Europe: settled by Norsemen, who established a legislative assembly in 930; under Danish rule (1380–1918); gained independence in 1918 and became a republic in 1944; contains large areas of glaciers, snowfields, and lava beds with many volcanoes and hot springs (the chief source of domestic heat); inhabited chiefly along the SW coast. The economy is based largely on fishing and tourism. Official language: Icelandic. Official religion: Evangelical Lutheran. Currency: króna. Capital: Reykjavik. Pop: 315 281 (2013 est). Area: 102 828 sq km (39 702 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for reykjavik
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Iceland proclaimed its independence from Denmark in 1944.
It is a member of NATO.
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