Saturday, May 25, 2013

The world's largest island: Kalaallit Nunaat | Greenland


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Having been ruled by Denmark–Norway for centuries, Greenland became a Danish colony in 1814. Today Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. With a population of only 56,000 it is the least densely populated country in the world.

The name of the country in Greenlandic is Kalaallit Nunaat meaning "land of the Kalaallit", the indigenous Greenlandic Inuit people who inhabit the country's western region.

The ice cap or inland ice covers up to 85 percent of Greenland's total area, and extends 2,500 km from north to south and up to 1,000 km from east to west.

4 comments:

Fa Bienne said...

wow beautiful!

Johan Ockerman said...

Nice card and a Danish and a GrØnland stamp!

Limner said...

Beautiful boat.

FCpostcrossing said...

Yes, interesting to see a Danish stamp on there

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