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Self Government was established in Greenland on 21 June 2009.

Greenland has an area of around 2.2 million square kilometres, making it the largest island in the world.

The inland ice, which covers approximately 1.8 million square kilometres, is the second largest ice cap in the world. In some places, the ice is up to 3.5 km thick. The northernmost point of the island, Cape Morris Jesup, is the northernmost land area in the world and is situated about 730 km from the North Pole. The southern point, Cape Farewell, is located at the same latitude as the Norwegian capital, Oslo, and the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

Learn more about Greenland:

Factsheet Greenland
Official tourism site for Greenland
Greenland guide
Website of the selfgoverment of Greenland


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