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Žingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It lies in a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Icelandic parliament, Althing, was established at Žingvellir in 930 and remained there until 1798. Žingvellir National Park was founded in 1930, marking the 1,000th anniversary of the Althing.

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