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Iceland: Who are ya?

After securing a memorable 1-1 draw against much fancied Portugal in their Euro 2016 opener, social media went a little crazy for Iceland.

Forget the football for a minute, check out our own 10 unique facts about Iceland that will have you floored: 

Around 300,000 people live in Iceland. That is eight times fewer than the population of Greater Manchester

The country has 130 volcanoes

The country’s Parliament was founded in 930AD, making it the oldest in the world

Beer was illegal before 1989

There are no McDonald’s restaurants or public railways on the island

Crime is so low that mothers regularly leave their babies sleeping outside

Raw puffin heart is considered a delicacy

Icelanders drink more Coca-Cola per capita than anyone else in the world

It is illegal to own a pet snake or turtle

Singer Bjork and the Mastermind presenter Magnus Magnusson were both born in the capital city of Reykjavik


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