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Slate Magazine Covers Iceland’s “Crazy Population Stats”

By Iceland Review

Slate magazine asks in a recent article published on its website,, whether Iceland is the “most literary and sports mad country on the planet.”

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The article cites two recent examples: that almost 3,000 Icelanders, or nearly 1 percent of the nation, bought tickets to see Iceland play Norway in the World Cup qualifiers in Oslo earlier this week; and a BBC report that one in ten people in Iceland publish a book.

With a population of just over 300,000, “when a lot of Icelanders do anything, it can produce some mind-blowing statistics,” the article points out.


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