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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GREENLAND - My 186th Country Visitor.

186th Country

Wow !! A visitor from Greenland just popped-in my Blog just now. What a surprise...
Thank you for visiting me. You represent the 186th country to visit my site.
Let's see what Greenland is all about:

GEOGRAPHY and HISTORY:
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: Krone
Languages: Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English
Ethnicity/race: Inuit 89%, Danish and other 11% (2009)
Religion: Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs
National Holiday: Longest Day, June 21
Literacy rate: 100%
Economic summary: GDP/PPP: (2011 est.): $2.133 billion; $37,400 per capita.  
Real growth rate: 3%.  
Inflation: 2.8% (2011 est.).  
Unemployment: 4.2% (2010 est.).  
Arable land: 0%.  
Agriculture: forage crops, garden and greenhouse vegetables; sheep, reindeer; fish .  
Labor force: 33,670 (2010 est.).  
Industries: fish processing (mainly shrimp and Greenland halibut); gold, niobium, tantalite, uranium, iron and diamond mining; handicrafts, hides and skins, small shipyards.  
Natural resources: zinc, lead, iron ore, coal, molybdenum, gold, platinum, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas.  
Exports: $381 million (2010 est.): fish and fish products 94% (prawns 63%).  
Imports: $806 million (2010): machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, petroleum products.  
Major trading partners: Denmark, Japan, China, Sweden, U.K (2009).
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 21,800 (2009); mobile cellular: 57,300 (2009). 
Broadcast media: the Greenland Broadcasting Company provides public radio and TV services throughout the island with a broadcast station and a series of repeaters; a few private local TV and radio stations; Danish public radio rebroadcasts are available (2007).  
Internet hosts: 15,639  
Internet users: 36,000 (2009).
Transportation: Roadways: although there are short roads in towns, there are no roads between towns; inter-urban transport takes place either by sea or air (2005). 
Ports and harbors: Sisimiut  
Airports: 15 (2012).

Photos:
 Greenland 1
 Greenland 2
Greenland 3
 Greenland 4
 Greenland 5
 Greenland 6
 Greenland 7
 Greenland 8
 Greenland women - photo by "Papagreenfoto".
 Greenland kids
 Miss Greenland..

Have a nice day...

2 comments:

papagreenfoto said...

" Greenland women " THAT´s a photo taken by mee and you never asked for permission to use on your site

DESS said...

My sincere apology...
I have not been to Greenland ever/before. I took the photo from google image and put it in my post on Greenland. My apology again..
I was merely promoting Greenland on my site.
I have now credited your name on the photo "Greenland women".
Thank you for your comment.
Have a nice day...

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