What large island belonging to denmark is considered a part of north America?
Scandinavia is the area in the north of the continent of Europe, and is generally considered to include Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, as well as the island nation of Iceland. Some people also include Greenland, an large island which is an autonomous territory owned by Denmark and located in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America.
Depends. Both Denmark and Canada have long-standing claims to Hans Island, in the Nares Strait, between Ellesmere Island (Canada) and Greenland. If the Danish claim is considered valid, and the Canadian claim is not, then Denmark is the closest European nation, since Hans Island is about 20 km from the coast of Ellesmere Island. If the Canadian claim to Hans Island is considered valid, and the Danish claim is not, then the issue becomes more…