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  Greenland - Scandinavica.com
The Greenlandic language is related to the language of the Inuit peoples of north America and east Russia.
Greenland is an autonomous territory belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark.
Greenland is not part of the European Union.
www.scandinavica.com /greenland.htm   (394 words)

  
 Greenland at AllExperts
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.allexperts.com /e/g/gr/greenland.htm   (2015 words)

  
 Denmark / What to See
Greenland enjoys more hours of summer than anywhere down south, but the weather is nowhere near as warm, even though the light is much more intense.
The climate of Greenland is generally dry, and this means that the same temperature feels very different in Greenland from what it does in Europe.
As Danish citizens, the Greenlandic people now had ordinary civic right and their general state of health and educational facilities was radically improved.
www.geographia.com /denmark/greenland.html   (1061 words)

  
 Greenland Information, Greenland Geography
Greenland, which stands for the Land of the Kalaallit or Greenlanders, is a Danish territory, which is solely self-governed.
Greenland is nestled in the northern part of North America, lying in the midst of the Arctic Ocean and in the North Atlantic Ocean, which is towards the northeast of Canada.
Greenland is acknowledged as the world's largest island, and is the world's prime dependent territory as far as area is concerned.
www.mapsofworld.com /country-profile/greenland-information-geography-history.html   (661 words)

  
 Adventure in Greenland - Explore Greenland
Greenland’s coastline is studded with hundreds of fjords and mountains, which are host to a variety of arctic and sub arctic wildlife.
Greenland was granted Home Rule in 1979 and although the country is still extremely dependent on Denmark economically, it is becoming far more self-determining.
The history of Greenland is associated with polar exploration and the country, together with Ellesmere Island, has acted as the cradle for many of the epic expeditions and as such has a rich fund of some of the most amazing survival stories ever told.
www.keadventure.com /countries/greenland   (1142 words)

  
 History of Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped.
Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953.
Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament.
infotut.com /geography/Greenland   (87 words)

  
 Greenland Overview | Greenland Tour Guide | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In 1982, in another referendum, the population voted by a narrow majority to leave the EC (as it then was), which they had joined as part of Denmark in 1972.
Greenland is now an overseas territory in association with the EU.
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.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Greenland/Overview   (658 words)

  
 Basic facts about Greenland: Geography, geology, language, history etc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Greenlandic ocean areas, on the other hand, are among the most fruitful in the world, thanks to large areas rich in nutrient salts, and none of the Greenlandic marine mammals, seals, whales or walrus are listed as endangered species.
West Greenlandic, as spoken in Sisimiut, Maniitsoq and the Nuuk area, is the official language of communication throughout Greenland.
Greenland is divided into 18 "kommuner" or municipalities whose structure consists of a town and a number of settlements.
www.greenland.com /Comprehensive_Guide/Basic_facts_about_Greenland.php   (1941 words)

  
 Geography, Population and Infrastructure in Greenland - Danish Exporters
Out of Greenland’s 2,175,600 square kilometres, 1,833,900 are covered by inland ice, corresponding to 85% of the country – the ice-free area only covers a total of 341,700 square kilometres.
Greenland has an Arctic climate, but the vast size of the country means that it varies greatly from north to south and east to west.
Greenlandic is the official language, but Danish is taught at an advanced level in schools.
www.danishexporters.dk /scripts/danishexporters/countryGreenland.asp   (540 words)

  
 Greenland
Greenland’s southernmost point, Cape Farewell, is situated 2,670 km to the south of Cape Morris Jesup.
Greenlandic is closely related to the languages spoken by the Inuit in Canada, USA and Siberia.
Greenlandic is the language used in schools and dominates in most towns and settlements.
www.um.dk /Publikationer/UM/English/FactsheetDenmark/Greenland/html/chapter01.htm   (2427 words)

  
 Greenland Tundra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Greenland's geography: Greenland is mostly covered with ice, but it does have land underneath.
The Greenland vegetation is composed of mostly low growing plants like mosses, lichen, heather, ferns, harebells, crowberry, angelica, and seven hundred species of mushrooms, of which many are edible.
Greenland is, unlike what most people think, covered with animals, in the air, in the water, and on the land.
www.riverdale.k12.or.us /~dnebert/biome/blairs.htm   (253 words)

  
 Greenland Vacation Travel Tours Cruises
The ice cap or inland ice covers 1,833,900 square km, equivalent to 85 percent of Greenland's total area, and extends 2,500 km (1,553 miles) from north to south and up to 1,000 km from east to west.
Since then, Greenland has had a home-rule government under normal Danish rule, and (like the Faroe Islands) Greenland also became entitled to send two representatives to the Folketing, or Danish Parliament.
Greenland is reached by air from Copenhagen or Reykjavik.
www.scantours.com /greenland_Vacation.htm   (686 words)

  
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Geography had given it a significant role to play in the war that was taking form in Europe.
In the first scenario, the NAO is considered "positive" and Greenland is drier and fairly isolated from its effects.
In Greenland, many of the moraines zigzag over remote mountaintops, so the Ohio State scientists are using the satellite images from Terra to pick important sites to explore in the future.
www.lycos.com /info/greenland--miscellaneous.html   (389 words)

  
 Greenland Home Rule Government - ExploreNorth
Although the aim was to develop Greenland for the benefit of Greenlanders, for some of them the G 60 policy represented a culture shock, which led to increasing social problems such as alcoholism and family breakdown.
Greenland is a constituent part of the Kingdom of Denmark, which is composed of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Greenland is an independent police district with 17 districts under the command of the Chief Constable in Nuuk.
www.explorenorth.com /library/facts/greenland2000.html   (6865 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   (669 words)

  
 The Ultimate Geography of Greenland - American History Information Guide and Reference
Greenland is an island located between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada and northwest of Iceland.
The northernmost point of Greenland proper is Cape Morris Jesup, discovered by Admiral Robert Peary in 1909.
This is a list of the extreme points of Greenland, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Geography_of_Greenland   (295 words)

  
 Greenland Patrol
For most of the year Greenland is virtually surrounded by a 20- to 30-mile-wide belt that the Eskimos call the storis, a mass of floating icebergs ranging from a few yards to several city blocks wide.
In the spring and summer the climate of southern Greenland is relatively congenial, with temperatures warming to the 50s as chunks of glacial ice rumble down the fjords on their way out to sea.
Greenland was on the edge of the Battle of the Atlantic, the fight to the death between the German U-boat force and the American shipbuilding industry.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/h_greenld.html   (6929 words)

  
 Excite UK - Travel - North America - Greenland - General
The surrounding seas are either permanently frozen or chilled by the mainly cold currents caused by the meeting of the Arctic and the North Atlantic oceans.
The official languages are Greenlandic, an Inuit (Eskimo) language and Danish.
There are no daily newspapers in Greenland, but Atuagagdliutit/Gronlandsposten is published twice a week, Sermitsiaq is the main weekly publication and Niviarsiaq is published monthly.
travel.excite.co.uk /travel/guides/north_america/greenland/General   (479 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Geography of Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Greenland is a northern North American island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada, at 72 00 N, 40 00 W. The country has no land boundaries and 44,087 km of coastline.
Environment - current issues: protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling; note - Greenland participates actively in Inuit Circumpolar Conference[?] (ICC)
Geography - note: dominates North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe; sparse population confined to small settlements along coast; world's second largest ice cap
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ge/Geography_of_Greenland   (202 words)

  
 Greenland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
The Norse settlements declined in the 14th century, however, mainly as a result of a cooling in Greenland's climate, and in the 15th century they became extinct.
Greenland was under U.S. protection during World War II, but it maintained Danish sovereignty.
A definitive agreement for the joint defense of Greenland within the framework of NATO was signed in 1951.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0107466.html   (283 words)

  
 Greenland
The geography of Greenland is quite ironic considering its name.
Greenland’s terrain is flat to a gradually sloping icecap.
Greenland is the source of many weather changes in the
www.yourlearningzone.com /Geography/Greenland.html   (442 words)

  
 Geography of Greenland: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Geography of Greenland: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
Post a link to definition / meaning of " Geography of Greenland " on your site.
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 Greatest Places: Notes: Greenland
The Greenland ice cap, in fact, is the second largest in the world, exceeded only by the massive ice cap that covers Antarctica.
Snow falls in Greenland every month of the year, and annual precipitation is substantially heavier in the south than in the northern part of the island, which is relatively arid.
Todaymore than four-fifths of the population are native Greenlanders, mostly descended from Inuit with a mixture of early European settlers.
www.greatestplaces.org /notes/g_land.htm   (883 words)

  
 Greenland - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Around 83% of Greenland is a permanent ice cap and mountains line both the east and west coasts holding the inland ice in place.
It gave Greenland equal rights with the rest of the Danish Kingdom and gave the people of Greenland the right to elect a legislature, however, laws that affected Greenland continued to be made by the Danish government.
In the 1970's many Greenlanders began objecting to Denmark's control over their affairs and in 1979 Denmark granted Greenland internal self government which established a new provincial government that controls the internal affairs of the province.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/greenlnd.htm   (479 words)

  
 The Frostbox - Thule Geography: Northern Greenland
Most of the northern Greenland consist of the worlds largest national park, patrolled using dog sledges by the Sirius Patrol.
In the northeastern area only 950 km from the North Pole lies Station Nord where 5 danish soldiers make sure that the runway is clear for NATO aircrafts.
Greenland and Canada are separated by the Nares Strait, which is only 26 km wide on the smallest place.
www.frostbox.dk /thule/geografi2_us.asp   (89 words)

  
 The Frostbox - Thule Geography: Greenland
Thule is on the largest island in the world, Greenland, with an area of 2,166,086 km².
81% of Greenland is covered by the ice cap, containing 10% of the world's fresh water.
The highest place on Greenland is Gunnbjørn Fjeld, peaking at 3733 meters above sea level.
www.frostbox.dk /thule/geografi_us.asp   (119 words)

  
 Greenland and the Faroe Islands - Embassy of Denmark Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Greenland and the Faroe Islands - Embassy of Denmark Canada
Greenland and the Faroe Islands are selfgoverning parts of the Kingdom of Denmark.
It is situated on the North American continent and 85% of the country is covered by an ice cap.
www.ambottawa.um.dk /en/menu/InfoDenmark/Geography/GreenlandAndTheFaroeIslands/?WBCMODE=PresentationUnpubl,presentationunpublished   (133 words)

  
 geography lesson plans and resources
An excellent resource with weekly articles about geography, annotated links to hundreds of sites for maps and geographical information, an online world atlas, a glossary, weekly quizzes, a forum and chat room for geographical discussion, a free e-mail newsletter, etc. For another excellent geography resource, go to Geography World.
Also, take a look at Geography Educators Network of Indiana Web Project, a very good resource that includes a section titled, "What is Geography," an annotated list of geography links, and Internet-based geography lessons.
A 6th-grade geography and history unit in which students follow the changes in the ancient African city of Timbuktu from its founding to today.
www.cloudnet.com /~edrbsass/edgeography.htm   (3102 words)

  
 Geography Of Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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