National anthem of Greenland
(Our Country, Who's Become So Old
) is the national anthem of Greenland, a dependency of Denmark. With lyrics by Henrik Lund and music composed by Jonathan Petersen, the anthem was officially adopted in 1916. Since 1979, "Nuna asiilasooq" (The Land of Great Length
), an anthem used by the self-governing Kalaallit people, has also been officially recognised by the government.
more information on Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit
Map of Greenland
Basic information on Greenland
Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973, but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Denmark continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs in consultation with Greenland's Home Rule Government.
||Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada
||56,344 (July 2007 est.)
||two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a large disk slightly to the hoist side of center - the top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white