Western Europe

Physical Features and Resources

What is Iceland’s leading export

Over three-quarters of Iceland’s exports are fish. The fish industry employs 12 percent of the nation’s workforce, and the country is economically vulnerable to fluctuations in world fish prices.

A winged god, possibly Apollo, painted on the interior of a house in Herculaneum, another city that was completely buried in ash from the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. (photo by Paul A. Tucci).

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