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nothing, its just a island 15 times bigger than the uk that is covered with snow
so you can just have snowball fights
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Where is Greenland?

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 the 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).

Why is Greenland not a continent?

Answer . It is too small to be regarded as a continent, but is an island. On maps using the Mercator projection, it appears to be larger than it really is. A map using other projections or a globe show its true size more accurately. . Not only that, it is not a landmass itself. North America, like most other continents, has had its margins flooded. Greenland is part of North America, but the sea level is too high to show it.

What is Greenland culture?

Greenland culture is currently a blend of traditional Inuit andScandinavian customs. Traditional art techniques of the Inuits suchas whale-ivory carving continues to thrive today. The nationalsport of Greenland is association football.

Who is the explorer of Greenland?

Hans Egede was the first priest who came to live in Greenland. He settled in Nuuk the capital with his wife Gertrud Rask, and teached the Greenlandic people about religion. (Cristianity)

Where did Greenland get its name from?

The Vikings called it Greenland so people would want to go there as they thought it was nice and lush. They also gave Iceland its name so no-one would want to visit and take the goods they had secretly found... =]

What does Greenland import?

Greenland imports a variety of items including fuel oil andgasoline. They also import airplane parts and pig meat along withbaked goods.

What are landmarks of Greenland?

the great ice penberg Some well known landmarks in Greenland include, Qinnqua Valleywhich is the only true forest in Greenland. Maujit Qaqarssliasia isone of the tallest cliffs in the world. Greenland is known for it'smany glaciers such as Elephant Foot Glacier which is a near perfectcircle. Then there is Ilulissat Icefjord which is the mostproductive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, moving quitfrequently and producing many huge icebergs.

What is an artifact of Greenland?

The Greenland Artifact is a so called unidentified object shown on google earth in the center of Greenland. It is, because of its size, just a colour run on the page, or possibly a reflection of the sun off the ice. To view it, go on google maps, and on satelite, zoom in on the middle of Greenland and you'll see it.

What if US was on Greenland?

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.

What is the Greenland effect?

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.

What is the climate in Greenland?

"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 its 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 −30 °C to −25 °C (−22 °F to −13 °F). Summer temperatures average between −12 °C and 0 °C (10 °F and 32 °F). In the south , temperatures have a warmer average, between −20 °C to 0°C in the winter. Average temperatures can exceed 10°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.

How was Greenland made?

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.

Is Greenland a democracy?

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: Siumut 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

Who colonized Greenland?

Greenland was colonized by the Danish. However it is possible thatpeople first lived in Greenland in 2500 BC.

Is there a desert in Greenland?

Yes there is a desert in Greenland. See most people assume that a desert means sand in hot humid areas of the world like the Sahara with camels running around. Here for you is the definition of what a desert is. des·ert 1 (dzrt) n. 1. A barren or desolate area, especially: a. A dry, often sandy region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation. b. A region of permanent cold that is largely or entirely devoid of life.. c. An apparently lifeless area of water.. So as you can see there is a desert in Greenland. For in Greenland in the Northern region of the country. There are large areas that are largely devoid of life. I hope this helps any one searching for an answer thank you can good day.

What hemisphere is Greenland?

Greenland is located in the Western Hemisphere. Other countrieslocated in this hemisphere is the Caribbean, North America and halfof Antarctica.

Is Greenland a subcontinent?

A subcontinent is a large mass of land that is almost big enough tobe a continent. Greenland is a subcontinent.

Why was Greenland called Greenland?

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 Røde). After being exiled from Iceland, he returned there in 982, and called the new island Greenland, to attract potential settlers.

What are cities in Greenland?

Greenland has some cities and alot of smaller cities.. Capital: Nuuk Big cities: Maniitsoq, Sisimiut, Aasiaat, Tasiilaq, Narsaq, Kangerlussuaq, Qeqertarsuaq, Nanortalik, Uummannaq, Ilulissat, Ittorqortormiit, Qaqortoq, Paamiut, Upernavik etc.

Currency of Greenland?

Greenland uses the Danish krone has their monetary unit. One U.S.dollar is about five and a half Danish Krone.

When was Greenland discovered?

Greenland was discovered in 982 1000AD. it was discovered by Eric the Red or Eric Thoualdsson . He was exiled from Iceland because of murder reports. Then when it expired he returned to Iceland to bring people to Greenland to make cohabitant. His son was born in Greenland. He discovered other places in Greenland

How cold is Greenland?

The average temperature in Greenland in Janruary is 17 degrees F.The coldest day on record was -87 F

What is the countries of Greenland?

the largest island in the world, one country, located on the northeast side of North America. It is mostly icy climates from what I have heard.

Who is the queen of Greenland?

Greenland is a country within the Danish Commonwealth of the Realm. The Queen of Greenland is therefore the Danish monarch - at this moment Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

Is Greenland in the Arctic?

Yes, by all definitions it is entirely in the Arctic. It is the only ice sheet in the Arctic. It is also one of the more sensitive regions to climate change.

Is Greenland in Scandinavia?

\nPossibly. Scandinavia either contains three or eight countries, if eight, then yes, if only three, then no. It is a Nordic country anyway.

Is Greenland socialist?

It depends what definition of "socialist" you are using. If you are an American, then you may tend to use the word socialist to describe the prevailing system in many Western European countries, that of a fundamentally capitalist liberal democracy with varying elements of what can properly be termed "social democracy", which may include: a comprehensive welfare state, a single-payer free healthcare system, state pensions, state intervention in the economy (such as public ownership of basic utilities, or an enforced minimum wage). According to this definition, Greenland (being currently governed by the Inuit Ataqatigiit party) is "socialist". However, this definition of "socialist" is not often used outside the USA, and especially not in countries where there is generally less hostility to socialist ideas than in the USA. In many other countries, "socialist" would be used to denote a society which is inherently and fundamentally anti-capitalist, that is to say, the means of production are owned in common by the people, and there is no capitalist class of landowners or businessmen. By this definition, Greenland is definitely not socialist, as it retains many fundamental features of capitalism (private ownership of land, businesses and the means of production, etc).

Why is Greenland sunken?

If you are referring to the way the land sags in the middle of the continent (to below sea level, in fact), this is largely because there is an ice sheet many thousands of feet thick sitting on top of it.

When was Greenland found?

greenland was found by danish explores, the vikings in 987 ad since then it has been a province of denmark

When was Greenland green?

It never was. It was a trick to get people to move there. iceland was green but was named iceland so no one would move there.

Does Greenland have wildlife?

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 of wolves.

Are there trees in Greenland?

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

What is special about Greenland?

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 display at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk.

Is Greenland Iceland?

No. There is one little confusing thing though. Iceland is green and warm, while Greenland is covered in snow and ice.

Is they rivers in Greenland?

here are the rivers . Gudenelv (Gods River) . Marrakajik (Schuchert River) . Primulaelv . Zackenberg River [edit]West Coast . Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua . Isortup Kuua . Isuitsup Kuua (Igassup Kuua) . Kapisillit River . Majorqaq . Minturn Elv (Minturn River) . Pinguarsuup Alannguata Kuussua . Qinnguata Kuussua . Røde Elv (Red River) . Sarfartooq (Sarfortok River) [edit]Southern Tip . Kangia River . Narsaq River . Narsarsuaq (Narsarssuak River) . Tosuut River . Børglum Elv alexis h.

Who was discovered Greenland?

Erik the Red from Norway, 950-1003 AD, he was exiled from Norway and from Iceland too because of his temper and mannerisms, it was also suggested that he had committed murder in both Norway and Iceland. He sailed to the west and discovered the island. He was so impressed that he sailed back to Iceland to spread the news of this Green land. In 985, he travelled back there but this time taking 25 ships with him filled with people wanting to make a new life but sadly it is said that only 15 out of the 25 ships made it. Erik the Red assumed the chieftan's seat. Leif Erikkson that made us aware of the beauty and the use of Iolite was Red's son, he brought Christian Misssionaries to the island.

Does Greenland have a language?

Certainly Greenland has a language. Its official language isKalaallisut, also call West Greenlandic, an Aleute language. Since Greenland is an autonomous county within the Kingdom ofDenmark, the Danish language also has official status.

Is Greenland a Nordic?

The Nordic countries are a geographical and cultural region inNorthern Europe and the North Atlantic. Including there autonomousregions: The Aland Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland

Is Greenland a misnomer?

Greenland is a misnomer because it's a name of a land but it's notgreen at all. It's actually white. During the Viking period, Erikthe Red named Greenland hoping it'll trick settlers coming over.The trick worked because they thought the land was green with noair pollution and it's a quiet park as they looked at the map, butwhen they got there, they froze to death.