Greenland, The second largest island in the world

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Greenland

The second largest island in the world

Greenland is an autonomous territory attached to Denmark located in North America.

It represents 97% of the territory of Denmark, with 2 166 086 km² (the second largest island in the world, after Australia).With a population of just over 50,000, Greenland is the least densely populated country in the world with about 0.03 inhab./km2.

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Rodebay Oqaatsut, Greenland

Author: Thomas_Ritter. Source: pixabay.com

80% of Greenland’s territory is covered by a sort of immense ice cap called the ice sheet which is a relicat of the glacial periods. The interior of the island thus remains, until now and despite the melting of the ice, an immense desert of ice with climatic conditions often extreme. In this frozen interior, the average altitude exceeds 2,000 meters

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Isfjord, Ilulissat, Diskobay, Groenland occidental. Des icebergs énormes (jusqu’à 600 pieds de haut) et des calvars se déplaçant de l’Isfjord (Kangia) vers la mer. En été, ce mouvement atteint une vitesse de 30 m. par jour.

User: Michael Haferkamp. Source: wikipedia.org

80% of Greenland’s territory is covered by a sort of immense ice cap called the ice sheet which is a relicat of the glacial periods. The interior of the island thus remains, until now and despite the melting of the ice, an immense desert of ice with climatic conditions often extreme. In this frozen interior, the average altitude exceeds 2,000 meters
The south-west coast enjoys quite long and fairly mild summers. The maximum temperatures are around 10 ° C in summer with a heat record of 28 ° C.

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Air, Snow, Mountains, Ice, Glacial river .. in Greenland

Author: quinntheislander. Source: pixabay.com

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Iceberg, Glitter, Greenland

Author: jonnycarstensen. Source: pixabay.com

Goenland was discovered by Icelandic Vikings, in 982, it had been inhabited previously for nearly four millennia by peoples of the Arctic (cultures of Dorset and Saqqaq in particular).

The first arrivals had almost disappeared and the Inuit peoples now living in Greenland did not settle there until the early eighteenth century.

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Drum Dance, Eskimo Culture, Greenland

Author: SteenJepsen. Source: pixabay.com

In the 21st century, the question of the independence of Greenland continues to arise, especially since, with the melting of the ice provided for by global warming, deposits of natural resources such as oil, gas or even uranium, Find themselves accessible, guaranteeing the future new state an important financial windfall but also the risk of a strong dependence on mining companies

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Back to school day for CP students from Princess Margerethe School in Upernavik, Greenland. All students wear the national costume of Greenland for that particular day.

Author: Kim Hansen. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Small port of fishing boats, Greenland

Author: Barni1. Source: pixabay.com

Urban life exists in 7 cities: 

  •  Nuuk (the capital and largest city in the country)
  •  Sisimiut (Second largest city in the country, very active)
  • Ilulissat (third largest city in the country)
  •  Tasiilaq (Largest city on the east coast)
  • Qaqortoq (the largest city in the South)
  • Upernavik (Greenland town with more than 1,000 inhabitants most northerly)
  • Qaanaaq (One of the northernmost « cities » of the planet)

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Tasiilaq, East Greenland

Author: Barni1. Source: pixabay.com

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Summer in Qaqortoq, Julianehåb, Greenland

Author: Madamebodil. Source: pixabay.com

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Dog Of Greenland

Author: Thomas_Ritter. Source: pixabay.com




[Source of informations: wikivoyage.org]

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18 réflexions au sujet de « Greenland, The second largest island in the world »

  1. Bonsoir, j’aime particulièrement les jolies maisons colorées, de très belles photos, merci pour ce beau partage qui m’a fait rêver d’autres horizons Amities MTH

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