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Greenland is a self-governed Danish territory. settlers from Iceland found the land uninhabited when they arrived in 982. In 1386, Greenland became part of the Kingdom of Norway, which was part of the Kalmar Union and later of the dual monarchy of Denmark-Norway. Greenland became an integral part of the Kingdom of Denmark in 1953. It was granted home rule by the Danish parliament on May 1st 1979. The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, remains Greenland's Head of state.

Location: next to North America
Area: 2,099,988 sq. km.
Population: 56,000

85% of Greenland is covered by an ice sheet.
by Green man November 03, 2005
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The world's largest island. Greenland is located in northeastern North America. The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's southeast; the Greenland Sea to the east; the Arctic Ocean to the north; Baffin Bay and Canada to the west. Nordost Rundingen, Greenland is the most easterly point of land in North America. And Kaffeklubben Island, Greenland is the most northerly point of land on earth. Greenlanders are mainly the descendants of Inuit and Danes. The official languages of Greenland are Greenlandic and Danish. Altough still a territory of Denmark, Greenland hopes to achieve independence within a couple of decades. The capital of Greenland is Nuuk.
I would love to relocate to an independent Greenland and become a Greenlandic citizen some day.
by SirLancelot January 26, 2006
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A barren island territory.
Second largest island.
Territory of Denmark.
Capital is Godthab.
Greenland will become seperate from Denmark soon.
by The Geography Master October 07, 2003
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Named after the founding of Greenland:
"He called the country, which he had discovered, Greenland, because, he said, people would be attracted thither if the country had a good name"

"The art of naming an event favourably to attract lots of people, when in actuality the event is nothing as it seems"
Man, Jimmy said it'd be good but the party is fucking Greenland!
by Tom March 31, 2005
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That island in between Iceland and Canada who's name has nothing to do with it's Geography.

Also; the word used for something that is, basically, someone else's (most commonly Denmark's) bitch.
You know that new Transfer student? She is SO Greenland.

Greenland? Isn't that the Icy one? I JUST DON'T GET IT.
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Discovered by Norwegian named Eric the red (who's son (Leif Ericson) really discovered america around 1000 AC, ca. 490 years before colombus)
Claimed by Norway (norwegian crown colony untill 1815)
Permanent Court of International Justice ruled that denmark of some odd reason gets to rule Greenland.
sovreign nation before 2010!

what the fuck has denmark got in common with greenland?
by Æreværemichelsen October 14, 2005
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