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About 11% of Iceland is covered by glaciers and ice caps. Until now, 269 of them are named, most concentrated around the Vatnajökull ice cap. By far the largest of Iceland's ice caps is Vatnajökull with an area of 8,300 km², equal in size to all the glaciers on the European mainland put together—or 3 times the size of Luxembourg or Rhode Island. During the last half of the 20th century, 6 named glaciers disappeared and until recently, Icelanders gathered to commemorate the loss of Okjökull glacier which lost its status of a glacier in 2014 due to significant melt.

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