What is Greenland?

  • (noun): The largest island in the world; between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans; a self-governing province of Denmark.
    Synonyms: Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat


Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat) is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and later Denmark) for more than a millennium. In 2008, the people of Greenland supported a referendum on greater autonomy by 75%. Greenland is, by area, the world's largest island. With a population of 56,749 (2012 estimate), it is the least densely populated dependency or country in the world.

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Association Football In Greenland - Club Football
... The Coca Cola GM is the top football division in Greenland ... it has been organized by the Football Association of Greenland since 1971 ... There has also been a campaign in recent years to enter a Greenland team into the Danish Superliga ...
Climate Change In The Arctic - Effects - Melting of The Greenland Ice Sheet
... contribution of about 5 centimetres (2 in) from melting in Greenland during the 21st century ... It is also predicted that Greenland will become warm enough by 2100 to begin an almost complete melt during the next 1,000 years or more ...
Thyra Prinsesse Ø
... Prinsesse Thyra Ø is uninhabited island of Greenland with an area of 295 km2 ... It belongs to the county of North Greenland and is located in Greenland National Park north-east ...
Michael Dacher - Climbs - Greenland
1970 Greenland, inland ice crossing from west to east (Nansen route) with Franz Martin Persondata Name Dacher, Michael Alternative names Short description mountaineer, extreme climber Date ...

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