Asked in Geography
Is Greenland part of North America or Europe?
Greenland is part of Europe and was until recently a dependancy of Denmark. Greenland is geographically considered part of the North American continent, and is the world's largest (non-continent) island, with approximately 85% of it covered by ice. So basically it is not part of a continent. Scientists believe that Greenland was an exposive island which was formed from the volcano in the Artic. ...
Asked in Latitude and Longitude
What continent is 75 degrees north and 45 degrees west?
That point is in the west-central interior of Greenland. Greenland is part of the North American continent. ...
Asked in Continents
Is the concept of continent questionable?
Sure. Continents have been conceptualized by convention only. It is accepted that Australia is a continent, but that Greenland is an island. (Greenland has been determined to be a part of the North American continent, a shelf-like extension, so to speak.) However, if Greenland were in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, for example, it could easily be conceived to qualify as a continent. Sure. Continents have been conceptualized by convention only. It is accepted that Australia is a continent, but that...
Asked in Australia, Continents, Islands
Which continent does the large island east of Greenland belong to?
That is Iceland which is part of Europe.