Greenland is the world's large island, located between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It is autonomous Danish dependent territory with limited self-government and its own parliament.

The Greenlandic people are mainly Inuit (Kalaallit), with a strong mix of early European immigrant strains. More than one-tenth of the people are Danish. The official language is Greenlandic with Danish and English as second languages.

Three quarters of the land is covered by ice with most of its small population residing along the ice-free, fjord-lined coast, particularly in the southwest.

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Part of the Kingdom of Denmark

Capital of Greenland is Nuuk

Worlds's largest island

3/4 covered by ice

Least densely populated country (population 56,565)

Midnight sun from May to July

National symbol is the Polar bear

Named by Erik the Red with the hope that the name would attract settlers

Main industry is fishing

Rich in mineral and energy resources

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