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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
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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 th (MORE)

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.

The Greenland effect Why does Greenland look so big on maps when it is only size of Texas X 3 Is that what is called the Greenland effect?

In order to lay a picture of the round earth flat, the lines longitude are stretched out at the top and bottom, instead of coming to a point as they would on a globe. An affect of this is an increasing distortion of size the farther from the equator. Not all maps project Greenland as that large, how (MORE)

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 are people from Greenland called?

There were people native to Greenland prior to the early VikingSettlement. Generally speaking, these are referred to as Inuits.Modern Greenlanders however, are simply called Greenlanders (atleast in English.)

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 i (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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: Siu (MORE)

Why is it called Greenland?

Because when Erik the Red (Danish: Erik den Røde) first came back from Greenland, he wanted people to follow him to the new land. And therefore called it GreenLand (A Green Land), to attract people.

Why was greeland called Greenland?

Greenland is an autonomous country, despite being located withinthe Kingdom of Denmark. The first name of this territory was givenby Erik the Red, from Iceland, who had been exiled to that land, henamed the place 'Groenland', which sounded as 'Green Land', becausehe had the hope the name would attra (MORE)

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 attr (MORE)

Why is Greenland called so?

Because at the time when it was first settled by Europeans the climate was milder and the land was indeed green.

Why is Greenland called green when it is covered in ice?

Because when vikings were trading a group of vikings tried to make everybody come to their trade post(Greenland) so they made it sound nice so people would come and trade with them and the vikings called Iceland Iceland so people wouldn't go there.

What do they call Santa Claus in Greenland?

Santa Claus is one of those nearly-universal Christmas icons, although he goes by a different name in many countries. . In England, for example, he is called "st.nicholas" . In Brazil, he is called "Papai Noel." . In France, "Père Noël." . In Germany, "Der Weihnachtsmann." . in Greenland, (MORE)

Why is Greenland called Greenland when its mostly ice?

This is because Erik the Red found it while he was banished from his home in Scandinavia for 3 years spending them traveling when he ran into green land. Since he was the first to see it he got to name it. He was very lonely there so he gave it an attractive name Greenland so people would join him (MORE)

How could the vikings stay longer in Greenland than in north America?

They had to leave in North America due to a "misunderstanding" with the Native Americans. After a battle, Ericson knew he could not stay there in peace, and so left. They had originally established trade relations with the natives, but the viking who guarded the armory had slain a native who got c (MORE)

Lack of what resource caused the viking settlement of greenland to fall?

Lack of food was an important resource that caused the Vikingsettlement of Greenland to fail. The Norse preferred livestock anddid not adapt to the thin soil and short growing period ofGreenland. They also did not eat fish or the ring seals that wereplentiful leading to them having to abandon the is (MORE)

Why was Greenland called Geenland?

The Norwegian born Erik the Red (950 - 1003) was exiled from Iceland and set out to find a land to the north west. He found land and called it Groenland. The name was translated into Greenland as it was thought it would attract further settlers

What can you do in Greenland?

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

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 o (MORE)

Why is Greenland called the land of midnight sun?

Every place that's less than about 1,620 miles from either the north pole or the south pole has one occasion during the year when the sun stays up for more than 24 hours. The closer you are to one of the poles, the longer that period is, and if you're exactly AT either the north pole or th (MORE)

Why Greenland is called land of midnight sun?

Type your answer here... because greenland is above the Arctic Circle Every place that's less than about 1,620 miles from either the north pole or the south pole has one occasion during the year when the sun stays up for more than 24 hours. The closer you are to one of the poles, the longer (MORE)

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 displa (MORE)

Is Greenland Iceland?

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

Why is Greenland called as the land of the midnight?

Every place that's less than about 1,620 miles from either the north pole or the south pole has one occasion during the year when the sun stays up for more than 24 hours. The closer you are to one of the poles, the longer that period is, and if you're exactly AT either the north pole or th (MORE)

What physical features did the vikings see when they arrived in Canada and Greenland?

When they first saw Canada they saw Flat and Rocky so they called it Helluland, likely Baffin Island. Then they sailed south and saw a land with many Trees so they called it Markland, likely Labrador. They continued south and found a lovely valley with many grapes so they named it Vinland. Likely Ne (MORE)

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 (MORE)

Why was Greenland called?

That is a good question. Greenland is more ice covered and Iceland is more green. They should be switched.

Is Greenland called the land of snow?

Yes , Greenland is called the land of snow.It is cool throughoutthe year. The temperature is always below freezing point.It hasheavy snofall everyweek.