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Information about Greenland
Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically associated with Europe (specifically Denmark) since the 18th century.
In 1979, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, with a relationship known in Danish as Rigsfællesskabet, and in ...2008 Greenland voted to transfer more competencies to the local government. This became effective the following year, with the Danish royal government remaining in charge only of foreign affairs, security and financial policy, and providing a subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion ($633m), or approximately US$11,300 per Greenlander, annually.
Greenland is, by area, the world's largest island that is not a continent in its own right, as well as the least densely populated country in the world. However, since the 1950s, scientists have hypothesized that the ice cap covering the country may actually conceal three separate island land masses that have been bridged by glacier.
Nuuk, translated: "The Peninsula" is the capital and largest city of Greenland, and the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. It has a population of 17,834 (as of January 2009), of whom 14,862 were born in Greenland. This makes it one of the smallest capital cities in the world by population. Nuuk is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq Line coastal ship, and a focus city for Air Greenland. Nuuk Airport is located 4 km northeast of the city. Nuuk has a maritime influenced subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters and cool summers. Temperatures are below freezing during winter and stay cool in summer.
Sisimiut is a town in central-western Greenland. It is the administrative center of the Qeqqata municipality. With 5965 inhabitants (as of 2007), it is the second largest town in Greenland. It lies 75 km north of the Arctic Circle and is Greenland's northernmost year-round ice-free port.
Ilulissat is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 200 km (120 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of 5,072, (2008) it is the third largest settlement in Greenland after Nuuk and Sisimiut. In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Greenlandic word for "the icebergs". Ilulissat is Greenland's most popular tourist destination on account of its proximity to the picturesque Ilulissat Icefjord. Tourism is now the town's principal industry.
Qaqortoq is a town located in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. With a population of 3,100, it is South Greenland's most populous town and the fourth most populated town in Greenland. The name is western Greenlandic and means "[the] white [one]".
Aasiaat is Greenland's fourth-largest town in the Qaasuitsup municipality, located in a small archipelago of islands at the southern end of Disko Bay (Aasiaat Archipelago, in west-central Greenland. Aasiaat is sometimes referred to as the Town of the Whales, since marine mammals such as whales and seals are a common sight.
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