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Factsheet Denmark – Greenland

February 2010

Greenland is the world’s largest island, with a total area of around 2.2 million square kilometers, with only 410,000 square kilometers not covered by ice. The first people migrated from the American continent around 2200 BC, and today the island inhabits more than 50,000 people. From 21 June 2009 Greenland has had self government. Greenland has a very active political life, dominated by four parties: Siumut, with a policy seeking extensive independence within the framework of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Democrats, who focus more on securing the economic basis for the further development of the country, Inuit Ataqatigiit, with a policy aimed at independence for Greenland, and Atassut, which advocates close collaboration with Denmark.


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