Greenland News

Greenland is the world’s largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though geographically part of the continent of North America, it has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for more than a millennium, particularly Norway and Denmark. The majority of its land area is covered by the Greenland ice sheet, one of the largest ice masses in the world, which plays a crucial role in influencing global climate patterns through its substantial ice cover and impact on sea levels. Greenland’s population of about 56,000 is primarily Inuit, an indigenous group descended from the Thule culture. The capital, Nuuk, is a significant cultural and economic center in the country. Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark, with its government responsible for domestic affairs while Copenhagen handles defense and foreign policy. The island’s economy relies on fishing, tourism, and emerging potential for resource exploitation, including mining for minerals and oil exploration, amid concerns about environmental sustainability.