Is Greenland in Scandinavia?
Possibly. Scandinavia either contains three or eight countries, if eight, then yes, if only three, then no. It is a Nordic country anyway.
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The origin of the word is not entirely clear but people generally favor the idea that it means the island of darkness or fog island. Reasoning: The Norwegian word skodde means fog and avia means island in Norwegian. On old maps, Scandinavia is often shown as an island, and as people's knowledge of w…orld geography was then quite limited, then this interpretation is likely correct. For more information about Scandinavia, visit http://goscandinavia.about.com Avia is not 'island' in Nordic languages, the right word is Ã¸ or Ã¸y, for which there is no modern English equivalent. The German letter Ã¶ is roughly the same. (MORE)
Greenland is an autonomous region of the European country ofDenmark, and consists of a vast island stretching from the NorthAtlantic Ocean to the Arctic Ocean along the northeast coast ofNorth America. It lies immediately east of northern Canada. It is the largest island in the world, aside from th…e continent ofAustralia. Its major feature is the miles-thick icecap thatoccupies the majority of the island, which is the second largesticecap (after Antarctica) on Earth. The north-south length ofGreenland is about 1800 miles (2900 km), the east-west dimensionranging from 400 to 800 miles (640 to 1280 km). (MORE)
The Vikings settled Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. They would raid countries and fish for food. The Viking Age lasted from a.d.800 to a.d.1100.
As an ethinic and linguistic group Sweden, Norway, Demark, Iceland,and the Faeroe Islands are all Scandinavia. Culturally andgeographically Finland is often included in that group as well
Sweden,Denmark, Norway Finland and Iceland do together with scandinavia make up Norden orThe northern countries, which is often confused with scandinaviabut scandinavia is only Sweden, Denmark and Norway
It is I think named because it has a lot of trees and things that are green.
Scandinavia is actually three or four countries (out of a possible five), depending on how it is defined (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland or Iceland). Each has it's own capital. Here is a list of the capitals: Sweden = Stockholm Norway = Oslo Denmark = Copenhagen Finland = Helsinki …Iceland = Reykjavik (MORE)
Look in the top middle of Europe. A little more to the right actually but Denmark is also part of Scandinavia so yeah north middle... :D
I don't understand your question, but if the United States were in the same latitude as Greenland, then the temperature would quite obviously be a lot lower, as they would be further away from the equator.
No. Not currently, but a union existed from 1397-1523 named the Kalmar Union . It united the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single monarch. (Norway included Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland, and Orkney) If it would still exist, it would, yes, probably be called… by some as Scandinavia; "Scandinavia as a country", but yes it existed then, but no; not any more; Scandinavia is indeed not a country. (MORE)
The Greenland effect occurs when you attempt to make a flatrepresentation of a sphere. The result is the poles become wildlyexaggerated , and the middle is distorted also.
"Greenland" may have received its name because it was one of the few places that far north that had substantial vegetation on its southern coast, especially during a warmer period from 800 to 1300 AD. The large permanent ice cap can partially thaw on its surface, and there are many glaciers around i…ts periphery (the source of icebergs). On the ocean coasts, the climate varies substantially from summer to winter.. Coastal regions on the northern half of Greenland experience very cold winter temperatures, but slightly warmer than the continental Arctic, with average January temperatures of â30 Â°C to â25 Â°C (â22 Â°F to â13 Â°F). Summer temperatures average between â12 Â°C and 0 Â°C (10 Â°F and 32 Â°F). In the south , temperatures have a warmer average, between â20 Â°C to 0Â°C in the winter. Average temperatures can exceed 10Â°C in the summer.. Little precipitation occurs in the northernmost area around Peary Land, in contrast to the interior and southern coast. The prevalence of Atlantic cyclones brings from 400 to 1200 mm (16 to 47 inches) of annual precipitation along the southern coast. In some areas, the high coastal mountains will generate extreme amounts, up to 2200 mm (87 inches) yearly. (MORE)
well Greenland was the first island open it was realy opened first if you go there. there is vikings but not like the football players of vikings the real vikings im talking about.you should know where is Greenland close to Canada its cool so yeah.ill show you how its made man.vikings were searching… for a island they searched and searched and they said look an island. they went there and they called it Greenland.its made out of ice the vikings were hiding place so know one know's where is it.so this how its made.first, it was the first island grown.second,all the states came out and than the vikings were the first to come in the 50 states.thrid,they saw another island they called it markland. prince and the king and all the vikings lived there. there was a scary monster they saw it came in and riped all the vikings body but the king and prince killed the monster. very cool so its really real when you go to Greenland bye. (MORE)
Greenland has a parliamentary democracy within theconstitutional monarchy of the Kingdom of Denmark. Denmark's QueenMargrethe II is represented in Greenland by High CommissionerMikaela Engell. The Prime Minister is Kim Kielsen. . There is five political parties in Greenland . Socialdemocrats: Siu…mut party . Socialists: Inuit ataqatigiit party . Socialliberals: Demokraatit party . Liberals: Atassut party . Conservatives: Party Naleraq . Greenland's largest economic sector is fishing, which issubsidized by Denmark. Its main exports are fish, shrimp, andcrabs. Other significant industries are government, mining, andtourism. Agriculture, including vegetables, sheep, and reindeer arealso important to Greenland's economy. . Greenland is one of the least densely populated countries in theworld, with a population of approximately 57,000. . Greenland is divided into four municipalities: . Kujalleq . Qaasuitsup . Qeqqata . Sermersooq (MORE)
Greenland was colonized by the Danish. However it is possible thatpeople first lived in Greenland in 2500 BC.
Scandinavia is not a country but a region consisting of many countries: Norway, Sweden and Denmark (Iceland is sometimes included). Norway uses the Norwegian krone Sweden uses the Swedish krona Denmark uses the Danish krone Iceland uses the Icelandic krÃ³na
Although the coasts of the island are very green in the summer when they are ice-free, it may have been part of the colonization efforts by its discoverer, Erik the Red (Danish: Erik den RÃ¸de). After being exiled from Iceland, he returned there in 982, and called the new island Greenland, to attr…act potential settlers. (MORE)
Some danish guy named it Greenland because it sounded good. Though some people say he called it Grundland (Groundland) and somehow it became GrÃ¸nland (Greenland)...
Yes, technically there are a series of canals and rivers connectingthe gulf of Finland with the White Sea. So Scandinavia issurrounded by water on all sides and is not connected by land tothe afro-eurasian supercontinent.
The word "Scandinavia" is a Latinization of the Proto-Norse name "SkaÃ°inawjÅ," which probably meant "dangerous island." The term probably referred originally to what is today called Scania or SkÃ¥ne, which is a part of southern Sweden. The modern term now has two meanings. If defined narrow…ly, "Scandinavia" refers to Norway, Sweden, and usually Denmark. If defined broadly (as a translation of the word "Norden" or as a synonym for the Nordic countries), it includes Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, and Finland--and sometimes though more rarely Estonia. (MORE)
Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian peninsula of Northern Europe. Mainly, Scandinavia is defined as the three kingdoms that historically shared the Scandinavian Peninsula. They are represented by the countries of: . Denmark . Norway . Sweden . and …usually Finland and Iceland . (MORE)
Only near the coast, because those are the only ice-free areas. The highest populations are on the southeast and southwest coasts.
Genetically the main group is Germanic (like e.g. in Germany and the Netherlands), but already 1.000 years ago groups of Slavonic people also settled in parts of Denmark and Sweden facing towards present day Poland (and North-eastern Germany). To the very North of the Scandinavian peninsula approx. …100.000 Sami people live - they have most likely been there longer than the Germanic Scandinavians, but nobody knows for sure. Some pople - especially outsiders - sometimes include Finland in their definition of Scandinavia (which makes perfect sense from a cultural, historical and political perspective, but never-the-less is not usually done by the 'true' Scandinavians themselves, who would use the term Nordic countries when including Finland). The Finns are not a Germanic people. (MORE)
Scandinavia wasn't colonised. Of course, some inland and northern parts of it were "colonised" by the local population, but modern Scandinavians are largely the native people of Scandinavia. (Though, of course at some point in history they must have arrived, maybe even replacing the "original" "… native " population, if there is one.) The first written proof of "the ancestors of modern Scandinavian people" in Scandinavia is in the late 1st century BCE, when Tacitus, a Roman senator and historian wrote about people in Scandinavia. He called one of their tribes the Suiones. He described them having powerful fleets, and described a ship of their's that is an accurate description of a Viking longboat, and other descriptions of their appearance that loosely matched with that of Scandinavians' . The language of the before mentioned "native" population is unknown, but the ancestors of the tribe Tacitus above described, were the ones that "colonised", and that brought the Indo-European language family to Scandinavia were the "Battle Axe culture".. They spoke the likely ancestor of Scandinavian languages.. Their occupation included most of modern-day Germany, Denmark, Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, northern Ukraine, and western Russia, as well as southern Sweden, Swedish speaking Finland, and a thin line along the southern coasts of Norway. Oh, and to answer when ; these before mentioned "Battle Axe People" started developing in various areas from ca. 3200 BC/2900 BC to ca. 2300 BC/1800 BC. (MORE)
\nKingdoms. Denmark, Sweden and Norway. If you extend the possible unofficial geograph-cultural borders it would also include, in this order: Ã land, Finland, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland .
Scandinavia; Sweden, Denmark and Norway: ~19 million. (2008 est.) Your definition of Scandinavia may vary, so: Nordic Countries;Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland and possessions: ~25 million
Ocean to the north east, ocean to the north, ocean to the north west, ocean to the west, ocean to the south west, and Germany to the south! Poland, and the Baltic states to the south west and Russia to the east. Finland also to the east if you don't include them as being in Scandinavia.
The Scandinavian Peninsula is ~780,000 sq km in size. But that only includes some of Sweden and Norway. But "Scandinavia" as all of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, it has a size of ~878,000 sq km. But that, sort of also includes Svalbard, Jan Mayen and possibly other overseas possessions, but the Fa…roe Islands, and Greenland are, also, sort of overseas possessions, (though they have a much greater autonomy, as they are different nations) making this previous answer completely irrelevant as they were not included.... Anyway, the total area of the Nordic Countries , (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland) and their possessions is 3.5 million kmÂ², making them 200,000 sq km bigger than India. (Greenland accounts for 60% of the total area). But countries with a comparable size of the Scandinavian Peninsula + Denmark (~820,000 sq km) are Namibia, Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey. (MORE)
Scandinavia as in "the Scandinavian peninsula + Denmark" is about ~820,000 sq km. Countries with a comparable size of that are Namibia, Mozambique, Pakistan and Turkey.
All Data from FY2010... Sweden=437.4 Billion USD Norway=285.5 Billion USD Finland=186.6 Billion USD Denmark=202.9 Billion USD Estonia[Officially Considered Part of Scandinavia]=25.6 Billion USD THUS, the TOTAL GDP of Scandinavia = $1.138 Trillion
The Scandinavian countries are not socialist by a traditional Marxist definition, but by a modern standard, they could be classified as socialist based on the fact that approximately half of the GDP runs though the public sectors. The so-called welfare states are primarily a realisation of the polit…ical visions of the Social-democratic movements (which already in the 1870-80s rejected anti-parliamentarian revolutions as a means to political change thereby separating itself decisively from the Communist movement). The Social-democratic movements have been less clear in their stance on private vs public ownership of the means of production. Until 1970s there were still parts of the movement that thought that the economy gradually could be taken over by socialist structures (via funds based on pensions or shares of company profits, elected representatives in company boards etc.), but after that time it has been given up, and they fully support the market economy as a necessary engine of a welfarestate. (MORE)
nothing, its just a island 15 times bigger than the uk that is covered with snow so you can just have snowball fights
There is no common government of the geografical area called Scandinavia, but there is a political cooperation organised in the 'Nordisk RÃ¥d', see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordic_Council Denmark, Norway and Sweden were in a personal union from 1397 to 1523, but was still three separate politi…cal enties in that period. (MORE)
yes of course as with every where else. The waters surrounding greenland are very rich and so there is a huge number of marine mammals ranging from large numbers of walrus, to many species of whales. Musk oxen are found on greenland (over 3000) as are polar bears, reindeer even a growing number o…f wolves. (MORE)
The vikings lived there and made their longboats there and that's really where they lived unless the moved to the UK or Ireland.
vikings lived there. the people were called skandians and i guess they were more pirates than vikings. . Scandinavia includes the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. . Scandinavia is the most developed region of the world. . Scandinavia was home to the vikings. . Scandinavia means 'Land… of water'. (MORE)
Yes it is. No, it is not. Scandinavia consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. However, the Nordic countries consists of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, Ã land and the Faroe Islands. There is also a term called Fenno-Scandinavia, which consist of Norway, Sweden and Finland…. (MORE)
According to a 2007 estimation, the populaton is around 56, 344. In all honesty, however, the population is probably larger than that now.
No, Scandinavia is a part of Europe. It consists of the contries Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
Scandinavia covers, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Scandinavia is to the east of England, across the north sea.
Leif Erikson went to greenland and even though greenland had so much ice on it he wanted to attract people there and called it greenland
Here is a list of the 3 Scandinavian capitals: Sweden = Stockholm Population: 2 million Norway = Oslo Population: 1.3 million Denmark = Copenhagen Population: 1.7 million There are four capitals in Scandinavia: Oslo in Norway, Stockholm in Sweden, Copenhagen in Denmark, and Reykjavik in Ice…land. (MORE)
No,normally in greenland,there aren't trees because greenland have got an arctic climate in the polar zone.But in the southern part of greenland there is a subpolar zone with a warmer climate and there grow trees
there are mummy's in Greenland 8th mummies (six women's and two children were found and they were all mummies and In 1972 they were found by two hunters, brothers, Hans gronvold and his brother jokum, discovered them. The six-month-old child and three of the female mummies are on permanent displa…y at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk. (MORE)
No. There is one little confusing thing though. Iceland is green and warm, while Greenland is covered in snow and ice.
Scandinavia includes Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Denmark. Landforms found in Scandinavia are mountains, Fhords which were formed by glaciers, valleys, volcanic landforms, and glaciers.
Yes, Greenland is frozen so it has many glacier's (This is a response from the jdDictionary)
Scandinavia is derived from the word 'scania' southern part of sweden which used to be the part of Denmark before .
here are the rivers . Gudenelv (Gods River) . Marrakajik (Schuchert River) . Primulaelv . Zackenberg River West Coast . Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua . Isortup Kuua . Isuitsup Kuua (Igassup Kuua) . Kapisillit River . Majorqaq . Minturn Elv (Minturn River) . Pinguarsuup Alannguata …Kuussua . Qinnguata Kuussua . RÃ¸de Elv (Red River) . Sarfartooq (Sarfortok River) Southern Tip . Kangia River . Narsaq River . Narsarsuaq (Narsarssuak River) . Tosuut River . BÃ¸rglum Elv alexis h. (MORE)
The address of the Scandinavia Public Library is: 349 N. Main St., Scandinavia, 54977 0157