2015 in Iceland

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The following lists events and other items of interest occurring in 2015 in Iceland .

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

Iceland island republic in Northern Europe

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

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Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Icelandic politician, 5th President of Iceland

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is an Icelandic politician who was President of Iceland from 1996 to 2016. He was first elected in 1996, and was elected unopposed for a second term in 2000. Ólafur was re-elected for a third term in 2004, for a fourth term in 2008 (unopposed), and for a record fifth and final term in 2012.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson prime minister of Iceland 2013 - 2016

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic politician who was the youngest serving Prime Minister of Iceland from May 2013 until April 2016. He was also chairman of the Progressive Party from 2009 to October 2016. He was elected to the Althing as the 8th member for the Reykjavík Constituency North on 25 April 2009. He has represented the Northeast Constituency as its 1st member since 27 April 2013.

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Páll Skúlason was a professor of philosophy and former Rector of the University of Iceland.

Halldór Ásgrímsson Icelandic politician

Halldór Ásgrímsson was an Icelandic politician, who served as Prime Minister of Iceland from 2004 to 2006 and was leader of the Progressive Party from 1994 to 2006.

Prime Minister of Iceland Head of Icelands government

The Prime Minister of Iceland is Iceland's head of government. The prime minister is appointed formally by the President and exercises executive authority along with the cabinet subject to parliamentary support.

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Jón Skúlason Thoroddsen was an Icelandic author. He was born in Breiðabólstaður á Skógarströnd. His parents were sýslumaður Skúli Thoroddsen and his wife Theodora Guðmundsdóttir, who was a poet. After high school he studied law. In 1922, he published two books: Maria Magdalena and Flugur. He died in hospital after an accident.

Akureyri Junior College

Akureyri Junior College is an Icelandic gymnasium. It is one of the oldest educational institutions in Iceland.

Ólafur Ingi Skúlason is an Icelandic footballer and a midfielder who plays for Fylkir.

Professor Kristin Ingólfsdóttir is a former rector of the University of Iceland and a professor at the University's faculty of pharmaceutical sciences. She took over from Páll Skúlason, having won an election where faculty and students had a vote, and is the first female to serve as rector in the University’s 100-year history. Prior to taking office Kristín was professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Pharmacy. She was educated at Reykjavik Junior College, the University of Iceland and King's College London.

Ari Freyr Skúlason Icelandic footballer

Ari Freyr Skúlason is an Icelandic international footballer who plays for Lokeren in Belgium. He previously played at senior level in Iceland and Sweden, and was also a youth player in the Netherlands.

Skúlason is a surname of Icelandic origin, meaning son of Skúli. In Icelandic names, the name is not strictly a surname, but is a patronymic. The name may refer to:

As in Heaven is a 1992 Icelandic drama film directed by Kristín Jóhannesdóttir. It was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Borðeyri Village in Northwest Constituency, Iceland

Borðeyri is a small hamlet in north-west Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1987 in Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1983 in Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1970 in Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1966 in Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1958 in Iceland.

The following lists events that happened in 1947 in Iceland.

The Grindavík men's basketball team, commonly known as Grindavík or UMFG for short, is the men's team of the basketball department of Ungmennafélag Grindavíkur multi-sport club, based in the town of Grindavík in Iceland. It has won three national championships, in 1993, 2012 and 2013.

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