Origin of Greenlandfrom Old Norse Grönland: origin, originally so called ( 986) by Eric the Red
self-governing island northeast of North America; an integral part of Denmark: it is the world's largest island: 836,330 sq mi (2,166,086 sq km): ice-free land 158,475 sq mi (410,449 sq km); cap. Godthåb
An island in the northern Atlantic Ocean off northeast Canada. It is the largest island in the world and lies mostly within the Arctic Circle. Settled by the Norse between the 10th and the 15th century and by the Inuit beginning around the 10th century, Greenland became a Danish colony in the 18th century and was granted home rule in 1979. Nuuk (Godthåb) is the capital.x
From Old Norse Grœnland, from grœnn (“green”) + land (“land”).
- Along the west coast of Greenland the mountains are generally not quite so high, but even here peaks of 5000 and 6000 ft.
- In 1693 New Castle (pop. 1900, 581), then including the greater part of the present township of Rye, was set apart from Portsmouth, and in 1703 Greenland (pop. 1900, 607) was likewise set apart.
- - So far as made out, the structure of explored Greenland is as follows: 1.
- Mohn, " The Climate of the Interior of Greenland," The Scott.
- The extreme length of Greenland may therefore be set down at about 1650 m., while its extreme breadth, which occurs about 77° 30' N., is approximately Boo m.