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Greenland

poniedziałek, 13 stycznia 2014

Greenland is an autonomous 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 and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and later Denmark) for more than a millennium.

Did you know that:
1. The official languages of Greenland are Greenlandic and Danish, but English is also widely understood.
2. The capital of Greenland is Nuuk.
3. Greenland was discovered by Vikings in the 10th century. It is believed that they named it Greenland in order to entice settlers.
4. Greenland is the world's largest island, in terms of area, which is not a continent in its own right.
5. In Greenlandic, Greenland is known as ‘Kalaallit Nunaat’, meaning the Land of People.
6. Kayak, anorak and igloo are Greenlandic words that have been adopted directly by many other languages.
7. In Greenland, there are basically two ways of covering long distances - aircraft/helicopter and ship. There are no roads connecting its towns.
8. Northern lights appear in Greenland throughout the year, but can only be observed against a clear night sky.
9. July is the only month in which Greenland's temperature goes above the freezing point.

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