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  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.
All towns and settlements of Greenland are situated along the ice-free coast, with the population being concentrated along the Western coast.
English, Danish and Greenlandic are all spoken by the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenland   (1732 words)

  
 Greenland - MSN Encarta
Greenland (Greenlandic Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish Grønland), island which is an 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 Davis Strait and Baffin Bay, and from Iceland, on the east, by the Denmark Strait.
Greenland was formerly the world's main source of natural cryolite, a mineral used in the manufacture of aluminum, but by the late 1980s, reserves were exhausted.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561107/Greenland.html   (674 words)

  
 Music of Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greenlandic music is a mixture of two primary strands, Inuit and Danish, mixed with influences from the United States and United Kingdom.
Greenlandic Inuit are part of the Eastern Arctic group; the Eastern Arctic Inuit of Canada and Alaska are part of the same music area as the Central Arctic Inuit, as opposed to the distinct styles of the Western Inuit.
Greenlandic drum dances are, like the relatives found in Eastern and Central Canada, based around a single dancer who composes sungs song by his family while he dances, usually in a qaggi, a snow-house built just for community events such as the drum dance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Greenland   (1447 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Greenland
The original inhabitants of Greenland, the Eskimos, belong to the Mongolian race and are for the most part at least nominal Christians, under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Zealand.
Greenland can hardly be said to possess any political history as the small number of its inhabitants precluded its exerting any influence on the destiny of other countries.
The eastern coast of Greenland was not properly explored and described until the nineteenth century -- by Scoresby (1822), Clavering (1823), Graah (1829), the German expedition (1869), and the Danish expedition (1883-85).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06777b.htm   (2375 words)

  
 Greenland Vacation Travel Tours Cruises
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.scantours.com /greenland_Vacation.htm   (686 words)

  
 Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Located west of Iceland, Greenland is a vast ice-capped continent 1700 miles long and 700 miles wide, fringed by a thin strip of mountainous terrain.
He named this land Greenland "so that people would be encouraged to go there," and indeed many followed him to this new land.
The disappearance of the Norse colonies in Greenland is the outstanding unsolved mystery of the Viking's North Atlantic saga.
www.mnh.si.edu /vikings/voyage/htmlonly/greenland.html   (225 words)

  
 Greenland!!
Because of its geographical location this area is, and always has been, relatively isolated in from the rest of Greenland (and, as one might guess, from the rest of the world).
Although sled dogs in Greenland are restricted to latitudes above the Arctic Circle, the exception is the Eastern village of Kulusuk which has a large abundance of the animals because of its climate and the short summer.
South Greenland the Grand Tour is the best choice for exploring all the aspects of this area, rich in history, geology and nature.
www.icelandadventure.com /greenland1.html   (547 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Greenland
The village of Kulusuk is nestled at the edge of the island on Greenland's east coast.
Greenland got its name from Eric the Red, who used it to convince Viking settlers to move there in the year 985.
The majority of the population in Greenland is Inuit.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635178860,00.html   (2063 words)

  
 Passport Express
Greenland, a self-governing dependency of Denmark, is not a member of the European Union.
Greenland is located in the arctic region and is thus characterized by an extreme climate.
In Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, medical facilities are limited and evacuation is required for serious illness and injury.
www.passportexpress.com /default.aspx?page=show_visa&action=Greenland   (599 words)

  
 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)

  
 Overview - Greenland Country Guide - World Travel Guide
Indeed, 'Greenland' is a bit of a misnomer, drummed up by Eric the Red - son of a Norwegian chieftain banished from his home in Iceland for murder - in the year 982 AD to attract settlers.
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 defence system.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/country_guide.ehtml?o=103&NAV_guide_class=CountryGuide&NAV_Region=103   (503 words)

  
 Greenland Kayak Paddles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gaining popularity in North America, the Greenland paddle brings with it a unique paddling style as well as the culture that invented and perfected it.
The Greenland is a touring paddle and a higher cadence (stroke rate) is used to maximize efficiency.
Although actual Greenland kayaks were made of sea mammal skins stretched over a wooden frame, most Greenland-style boats today are constructed using modern materials and methods.
www.turtlepaddle.com /kayak.htm   (398 words)

  
 ABC News: Scientists: Greenland Glaciers Retreating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sea levels have swelled globally an estimated 4 inches to 8 inches during the past century due to melting glaciers and polar ice enough to cause some places to be awash at high tide or during severe storms.
Melting of Greenland ice and calving of icebergs from glaciers is responsible for about 7 percent of the annual rise in global sea level.
The rapid retreat of Greenland glaciers suggest that climate change is a factor, Hamilton said.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/wireStory?id=1384093   (375 words)

  
 Greenland, New Hampshire
Origin: One of the earliest settlements in the state, Greenland was a parish of Portsmouth originating in 1638.
The 2004 Census estimate for Greenland was 3,390 residents, which ranked 103rd among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns.
Greenland contains 10.5 square miles of land area and 2.8 square miles of inland water area.
www.nhes.state.nh.us /elmi/htmlprofiles/greenland.html   (335 words)

  
 Greenland - Country Profile - Greenland ( Grønland, Kalaallit Nunaat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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
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: History - History The earliest Palaeo-Eskimo cultures had already arrived in Greenland from Canada by c.2,500...
Greenland: Government - Government A Danish colony until 1953, Greenland then became a province; it attained home rule in...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107466.html   (345 words)

  
 Victory! The HSUS Applauds Greenland For Ending All Imports of Canadian Sealskins
The decision, announced today to the Greenland and Danish media, will be a significant move forward in the campaign to end Canada's cruel commercial seal hunt.
Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark but with a self rule since 1978.
The Greenland government took the decision to ensure the aboriginal Greenland hunt is not connected to the internationally condemned Canadian commercial seal hunt.
www.hsus.org /press_and_publications/press_releases/victory_the_hsus_applauds.html   (553 words)

  
 Greenland - Wikitravel
Greenland [1] (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish: Grønland) is the world's largest non-continental island, in the far northeast of North America, largely within the Arctic Circle.
Although maps with flat projections of the globe tend to make Greenland look the size of Africa, it is actually "only" about the size of Mexico.
The good news is that almost all Greenlanders are bilingual Danish speakers, and many will even have a functional command of English.
wikitravel.org /en/Greenland   (742 words)

  
 Greenland History
Because the Greenland colonies date to the Medieval Period when written records became common both in Scandinavia and Iceland, these records tell a detailed story about Norse Greenland: its economy, political structure, the role of the Church, relations with Europe, and about the land and its Native inhabitants.
According to the late 11th century Historia Norvegiae (History of Norway), profits from the Greenland trade were of much interest to the Catholic church in Nidaros (Trondheim), but the proprietors were independent merchants--Greenlanders, Icelanders, or Norwegians-who braved the seas and could trade with whomever they liked.
But by the 12th century few Greenlanders owned ocean-going vessels; their few remaining boats were dedicated to walrus hunting in the Nordsetur hunting grounds.
www.mnh.si.edu /vikings/voyage/subset/greenland/history.html   (377 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   (156 words)

  
 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The world's largest island, Greenland 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.
www.nationmaster.com /country/gl   (163 words)

  
 Denmark / What to See
At its center, the ice can be up to 3 km thick, representing 10 percent of the world's total fresh water reserves.If all the ice were to melt, the world's oceans would rise seven meters.
Touring Greenland, visitors use ships along the coast or helicopters and conventional aircraft.
To the north, the coastline becomes more rugged, with lovely sandy coves nestled like small oases amid dramatic rock formations.
www.geographia.com /denmark/greenland.html   (1061 words)

  
 Greenland, -What a wonderful world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Greenlanders are the niecest people on earth, and that will do everything to help you.
But that is hard to see, when you just is in Greenland as a tourist.
One thing is for sure, I have lost my heart to Greenland, that the wildlife that lives in Greenland.
hjem.get2net.dk /svend.gundestrup/greenland.htm   (311 words)

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