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What continent is Iceland part of?

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Iceland is part of the European continent. This volcanic island country, which is separated from mainland Europe, lies in both the Northern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere.

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As of 2015, Iceland ranks as the 108th largest country in the world, encompassing a total area of approximately 39,769 square miles. Its coastline stretches for around 3,088 miles.

Iceland is situated in Northern Europe in the northwest section of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean and the Greenland Sea. Strategically positioned between Europe and Greenland, Iceland is considered to be the most westerly among European nations. Its capital city Reykjavik is the northernmost state capital in the world.

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