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Greenland The geography of Greenland is quite ironic considering its name Greenland is Located in the northern part of North America It is between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean northeast of Canada Greenlands area is approximately 2715600 square kilometers Its area is slightly more than 3 times the size of Texas It is the largest island in the world It is also primarily by the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay and from Iceland on the east by the Denmark Strait Greenlands terrain is flat to a gradually sloping icecap It covers everything but a narrow mountainous rocky coast Its climate has cool summers and very cold winters During the summertime in the southern part of Greenland the average Temperature is 48 Fahrenheit The climate of Greenland is generally dry People have lived on Greenland for about 5 000 years the earliest belonging to what are called the Independence I Saqqaq and Independence II cultures Greenland is the source of many weather changes in the Northern Hemisphere Their natural resources include Zinc lead iron ore coal gold platinum uranium fish seals and whales The mammals include the musk-ox wolf lemming and reindeer Circumpolar animals that inhabit the island are the polar bear arctic fox polar hare and stoat The environmental issues consist of protecting the arctic environment and preservation of their traditional way of life including whaling The population of Greenland is 59 827 people They are called Greenlanders and the majority religion is Evangelical Lutheran Their languages include Eskimo dialects Danish and Greenlandic An Inuit dialect The age structure is 0-14 years 26 15-64 68 65- 6 The total life expectancy is male 6598 years and female 7424 years The total life expectancy population is to 70 years The capitol of Greenland is Nuuk Godthab Its population
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