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Let's see what Greenland is all about:
Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Home Rule Government.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
Status: Autonomous part of Denmark
Chief of State: Queen Margrethe II (1972)
High Commissioner: Mikaela Engell (2011)
Prime Minister-designate: Kuupik Kleist (2009)
Total area: 131,931 sq mi (341,701 sq km)
Population (2011 est.): 57,695 (growth rate: 0.038%); birth rate: 14.58/1000; infant mortality rate: 9.83/1000; life expectancy: 71.25
Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Nuuk, 15,000
Monetary unit: KronePhotos:
Greenland women - photo by "Papagreenfoto".
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