By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (June 23, 2020) – In Issue 11 of Steve Kovacs: Fun with Maps feature teaches us about the Parliament of Iceland

Steve Kovacs, Antique Map Collector, Loveland Resident (Provided) 

The world’s oldest surviving parliament is 1090 years old today — Iceland

The Icelandic parliament was established a short 56 years after the first recorded human occupation of the island by settlers from Norway. 

The unicameral parliament is called Althingi in Icelandic and has 63 members.  Members serve four-year terms and represent eight political parties plus independents.  

Iceland’s population is only 346K which is just slightly greater than the population of the City of Cincinnati. 

This Cram map of Iceland is from 1901.

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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Map of Iceland – 1901 (Credit Steve Kovacs)