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Greenland

Pronunciation: /ˈɡriːnlənd/
A large island lying to the north-east of North America and mostly within the Arctic Circle; population 57,600 (est. 2009); capital, Nuuk (Godthåb). Danish name Grønland; called in Inuit Kalaallit Nunaat.

Only 5 per cent of Greenland is habitable; the population is largely Inuit. Formerly a Norse and a Danish settlement, Greenland became a dependency of Denmark in 1953 with internal autonomy from 1979. It withdrew from the EC in 1985.

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