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  Culture and History in Greenland
The population of Greenland is predominantly Inuit, a people bearing an affinity and solidarity with the Inuits of Canada, Alaska and Siberia.
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but since the introduction of Home Rule in 1979 Greenland has moved towards relative independence based on parliamentary democracy.
In South Greenland ruins from the norse (viking) settlers 1,000 years ago are well preserved, including the ruins of the first Christian churches on the North America continent.
www.greenland-guide.dk /culture_history.htm   (306 words)

  Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlantic Ocean borders Greenland's southeast; the Greenland Sea is to the east; the Arctic Ocean is to the north; and Baffin Bay is to the west.
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies from the 11
Greenland is not part of the European Union (having left the predecessor of the EU, the European Community, in 1985), despite Denmark itself being a member state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenland   (1896 words)

 Greenland Culture
Whilst the West Coast of Greenland is relatively populated, the East Coast, Tunu, is far less so and the community here represents one of the oldest and most isolated in Europe, separated from their fellow countrymen by the World’s second largest icecap.
Until the advent of commercial flight, East Greenland was all but cut off from the rest of the World by the wide belt of ice that grips the coast for most of the year.
To us, Greenland may seem hopelessly inhabitable but to the Inuit it is home and thousands of years of adaptation and innovation have made it so.
www.tunu.co.uk /Culture.html   (403 words)

 About Greenland - Travel, Maps, Flag and Information
Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning "Land of the Greenlanders"; Danish: Grønland, meaning "Greenland") is a self-governed Danish territory.
The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's Southeast; the Greenland Sea to the East; the Arctic Ocean to the North; Baffin Bay and Canada to the West.
The culture of Greenland began with its settling by Inuit and Viking explorers.
www.canadiancontent.net /profiles/Greenland.html   (343 words)

 Culture and History in Greenland
Greenland is blessed with a peaceable people that has never waged war with anyone, and people generally show great openness to visitors.
The population of Greenland is predominantly Inuit, a people bearing an affinity and solidarity with the Inuits of Canada, Alaska and Siberia.
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but since the introduction of Home Rule in 1979 Greenland has moved towards relative independence based on parliamentary democracy.
www.greenland-guide.gl /culture_history.htm   (306 words)

 Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Greenland (in Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, literal meaning: "Our Land" and in Danish: Grønland), located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is the world's largest island (Australia is a continent).
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies until 1814, when it went to Denmark.
Main article: Geography of Greenland The extreme north of Greenland is not covered by an ice cap (indicated as pale blue in the map to the right), because the air there is too dry to produce snow, which is essential in the production and maintenance of an ice cap.
www.aseannewsnetwork.de /articles/content/g/gr/greenland.html   (803 words)

Rich, colourful and thriving, lnuit culture includes a strong handicraft tradition using local materials, ornate costumes, ancient dances and songs, and the basic survival tasks: hunting and kayaking.
lnuit culture in Greenland is both ancient and new: Europeans first saw their east' coast settlements late last century, when the last wave of lnuit crossed the pack ice from Canada.
Greenland was first settled - and named - by Europeans when Erik the Red sailed from Iceland in 982, to the southern part where Viking ruins are still found.
www.cruiseatlantic.com /greenland.cfm   (368 words)

 Culture of Greenland - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
Greenland was probably originally settled by descendants of the present Inuit culture, who identify the island as Kalaalit Nunaat—meaning "land of the people"—in their native language.
Greenland's economic situation is comparable to that of mainland Europe, in terms of standard of living and unemployment (officially about 10 percent in the mid-1990s, with the public sector accounting for almost two-thirds of all jobs).
Greenland's government has tried to address this issue by imposing restrictions on hours in which alcohol may be sold, limiting purchases to people 18 years or older, and launching various education programs, but alcohol abuse remains a serious problem in many communities.
www.everyculture.com /Ge-It/Greenland.html   (3452 words)

 Hunting culture of Greenland - Official national guide by Greenland Tourism and Business Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Throughout the generations, the Inuit cultures managed to create and refine unique products such as the kayak, the women’s knife known as the ulo, the soapstone lamp and harpoons, bird spears and high quality clothing made of animal hide and fur.
Greenland is no longer a major hunting society, but the hunting traditions are still maintained throughout the country, especially in the hunting districts in North- and East Greenland.
This may prove to be a major problem for the hunting culture in certain Greenlandic towns and settlements because the local population’s culture and existence depend on the ice for hunting and capturing prey, as well as for transport.
www.greenland.com /content/english/tourist/culture/hunting_culture_of_greenland   (456 words)

 Greenland History & Greenland Culture | iExplore.com
Greenland is now an overseas territory in association with the EU, which provides certain trade privileges and access to EU aid.
Another source of conflict between Greenland and Denmark has been the presence of a major American military radar installation at Thule in the north, which may be involved in a future US missile defense system.
EU member states are allowed to fish within Greenland’s maritime exclusion zone in exchange for an annual cash payment; this compensates, in part, for the loss of development aid which Greenland would otherwise have received.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Greenland/History   (616 words)

 Sisimiut Tourist Information, Greenland - Culture
Greenland Travel Incoming's Incoming department has an office in the shop, which produces and sells anything from dog sledge trips and snowmobile trips to hiking and culture-historical city walks.
We will be visiting the craft workshops in the old Royal Greenland Trading Company warehouse, the museum in the old town with its gaily-painted beautiful houses from the colonial period and the famous entrance gate made out of a whale's jawbone.
When you celebrate an occasion etc. in Greenland, you have a "kaffemik" which means "may I have some coffee, please?".
www.greenland-guide.dk /sisimiut/tour-culture.htm   (929 words)

 Taste of Kulusuk, Greenland - 1 or 2 days | world’s largest national park | Kulusuk | language and culture of ...
The mythical inspiration derived from its traditional culture is expressed clearly both in the region’s handicrafts and in the figures carved from tusk and bone.
The handicrafts of East Greenland are generally of a very high quality and in great demand.
The main tourist areas in East Greenland are the town of Ammassalik (Tasiilaq) and the nearby village of Kulusuk where the airport is located.
www.infohub.com /vacation_packages/3150.html   (391 words)

 C-14 dating and the disappearance of Norsemen from Greenland
In Greenland the Norsemen established colonies with farms, churches, cloisters and a bishopric: the Eastern Settlement near the southern tip of Greenland and the Western Settlement further north, near the present- day capital Nuuk.
Greenland Eskimos and Indians from the West Coast of Canada are far to the left on the plot with the most marine values around -12.5‰.
Be it Thjodhilde's Church of the saga or not the church is one of the earliest archeologically known Norse constructions in Greenland.
www.europhysicsnews.com /full/15/article1/article1.html   (3110 words)

 Greenland Expedition: Where Ice Is Born - PowerBookSearch!
A 15-month-long attempt to circle Greenland by canoe, backpack, sea kayak and dogsled may not be the average person's idea of a vacation, but for Dupre it was the culmination of a lifelong fascination with the Arctic.
The expedition goal to circumnavigate Greenland by sea kayak and dog sledge was a mammoth undertaking - both physically and psychologically.
The book reveals Dupre and his partner to be extraordinary individuals; their desire to explore Greenland has produced not only a testament to human endurance but also a remarkable view of a part of the planet most people will never see, much less visit.
www.powerbooksearch.com /booksearch1559717076.html   (933 words)

 The norse settlers in Greenland - Festival 2000 archive
Immediately after the Viking ship Islendingur arrives in Greenland on 15th July, a three-metre tall statue of Leif Eriksson is to be unveiled, sited on a ridge in Qassiarsuk with a view of the ocean.
Iceland and Greenland have jointly developed history books on Leif Eriksson for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, which are currently published in Greenlandic, Icelandic and Danish.
The South Greenland sheep farmer's annual festivities are held in the first weekend in July.
www.greenland-guide.gl /leif2000/events.htm   (1160 words)

 a b o u t c u l t u r e g r e e n l a n d - www.culture.gl
Culture Greenland was established at the end of 2001 by Sisimiut Museum.
The main goal of Greenland National Image Database has been to create cooperation among institutions within the cultural field, organisations, companies and private persons in Greenland and outside the country by giving access to and possibilities for publishing Greenland photo-history for anyone surfing by the database pages.
Culture Greenland has through this work become a part of Arctic Circumpolar Route, sponsored by UNESCO and Arctic Institute of North America.
www.culture.gl /uk/about.htm   (521 words)

 Søgning.dk - Regional : North America : Greenland
Greenland, the largest island in the world is located at the point where the Atlantic meets the Arctic Ocean.
The inland ice covers 1,833,900 square km, equivalent to 85 percent of Greenland's total area.
A collection of Greenland links including early to present history, society, language, climate, home rule and government, among other resources.
www.soegning.dk /dir/Regional/North_America/Greenland   (259 words)

 Travel Info: Greenland home of Palaeo Eskimo Cultures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
» The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's Southeast; the Greenland Sea to the East; the Arctic Ocean to the North; Baffin Bay and Canada to the West.
The extreme North of Greenland is not covered by an ice cap (indicated as pale blue in the map to the right), because the air there is too dry to produce snow, which is essential in the production and maintenance of an ice cap.
Greenland joined the European Community (now the European Union [EU]) with Denmark in 1972 but withdrew in 1985 after a controversy over stringent fishing quotas.
www.traveltoworld.co.uk /greenland.htm   (458 words)

 Greenland Guide - the official travel index
Cruising Greenland is no less impressive, you're in the sea of icebergs and whales.
Hunters and ice fishermen in Greenland still rely of the dog-sledge rather than the snowscooter.
The ancient culture is still alive: Inuit drum dance, kayak performance and colourful national costumes.
www.greenland-guide.gl   (215 words)

 NIFCA.org :: Greenland -- South Greenland Culture Centre in Qaqortoq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
There are boat and helicopter connections to other towns and villages, though travelling in Greenland requires thorough economic and practical planning.
The two artists' accommodations are located on the ground floor of the South Greenland Culture Centre, which is about 1.5 km from the centre of Qaqortoq.
One flat is about 35.5 m2 with toilet, bath and kitchenette, and the other 11.5 m2 with kitchenette (toilet and bath in the hall).
www.nifca.org /residencies/locations/quaqortoq.print   (266 words)

 Greenland - Country Profile - Greenland ( Grønland, Kalaallit Nunaat
Greenland is not a continent but the world's largest island.
In the 18th century Danes began to colonize the island and in 1953 Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark.
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, governed by the Home Rule administration.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/greenland.htm   (667 words)

 Greenland by net - GL Directory, Overview
East Greenland - Provides photos and information on the nature and culture of the region.
Greenland Bureau of Mineral and Petroleum - Information about the government agency responsible for administration, coordination, and regulation services for Greenland's minerals and petroleum sectors.
Greenland Information from Randburg - A collection of Greenland links including early to present history, society, language, climate, home rule and government, among other resources.
glby.net   (424 words)

 Greenland seen from sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
In Qassiarsuk a church and a longhouse from that period have been reconstructed, and the area is ideal for hiking, fishing trips or a visit to a sheep-farming station.
The town, which is the second-largest in Greenland, is strongly influenced by the hunting culture.
The town, which is extremely picturesque, is a typical North Greenland town, where the life of the hunter goes hand in hand with modern life.
www.aul.gl /cruise/eng/towns.asp   (1014 words)

 Greenland Travel: Cruises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
On this cruise you will experience Nuuk the capital of Greenland, and the towns of Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, Qeqertarsuaq and the impressive Ilulissat in the Disko Bay.
This ship voyage is a unique opportunity to sail along the West coast of Greenland with a ship which is not a coastal route passenger ship.
The word "Thule" has a magical ring to it and this 15 day cruise with M/S Disko II yields an intense experience of the wildlife, scenery and culture of Greenland.
www.greenlandtravel.dk /engelsk/cruises   (247 words)

 MapZones.com : Greenland
Greenland, also Kalaallit Nunaat,island, internally self-governing part of Denmark, situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
Greenland lies mostly north of the Arctic Circle and is separated from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the west, primarily by the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Strait of Denmark.
The maximum distance from east to west is about 1,290 km.The length of Greenland's coast, which is deeply indented with fiords, is around at 5,800 km.The total area of Greenland is around 2,175,600 sq km (840,000 sq mi), of which about 84 per cent, or some 1,834,000 sq km, is ice cap.
www.mapzones.com /world/europe/greenland/index.php   (166 words)

 Canadian Tours - Arctic cruise, Greenland, Newfoundland Culture, Wildlife Cruise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
We promote a philosophy of respect for the natural and cultural world, with which, by giving access to sensitive areas and sharing this philosophy with travellers, we hope to promote a wider and greater respect and understanding for environmental issues here in Canada and around the world.
When travelling, there are essentially two approaches to experiencing culture - through our own eyes, values and philosophies, or by keeping an open mind, meeting and interacting with local people to learn about them and from them - this is the approach we foster.
Whether it is a remote Inuit village, a small European town or even the foreign crew of the ship we are on, we promote a two-way cultural exchange so that the people we visit benefit as much as we do by making their acquaintance.
www.adventurecanada.com /environmental_discovery.php   (644 words)

 The National Image Database of Greenland
The site is a gateway to Internet resources on Greenland covering topics like education, sports, cultural institutions and events etc. The site is in English, in Danish, and in Greenlandic.
The purpose with this national image database is give access to as many as possibly of the many photographs and other images that exist of Greenland.
Both 'Culture Greenland' and The National Image Database of Greenland are run by Sisimiut Museum.
www.uaf.edu /uafrural/ISC/abstracts/WebAbstracts/Klaus_Hansen-National_Image.html   (152 words)

 Regional : North America : Greenland : Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Greenland - A Modern Society - Gives information and links to Greenland's government, its people and cultures, language and literature, Kalaallit Nunaata Radio, and natural resources.
Thule, Greenland Air Base Forum - A forum for people who actually lived and stayed at Thule air base.
Greenland - A personal description of travels to Greenland with details about ice core drilling, NGRIP and The 109th Airlift Group.
www.webguest.com /Regional/North_America/Greenland/Society_and_Culture   (236 words)

 Norden This Week 980127   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The performance of King Lear last Thursday in Århus signalled the start of a comprehensive cultural exchange between the Nordic countries and South Africa in 1998 and 1999.
Shuttle 99 is an innovative project for cultural exchange aimed at forging closer contacts between the cultural environments of South Africa and the Nordic countries.
The culmination of Shuttle 99 will be the implementation in 1999 of a number of Nordic cultural manifestations in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
www.norden.org /niv_eng/1998/980127_eng.htm   (854 words)

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