The territory of Greenland is a huge island located in the northern hemisphere of the Atlantic Ocean. Its extension exceeds 2,100,000 square kilometers and the population does not reach 60,000 inhabitants, of which a third live in Nuuk, the capital. Much of its territory is covered with snow throughout the year. Greenland
Administratively it is part of Denmark and it is a free state associated with the Danish government. This means that its inhabitants have their own legislation, but are politically linked to another state.
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There are important oil and gas reserves. On the other hand, there are also minerals and diamonds. In this sense, it is a territory to be explored and with great possibilities. However, Greenpace has denounced the actions of oil extraction, as this practice could aggravate climate change across the planet. Greenland
Historically, its discoverer was the Norwegian explorer Erik el Rojo, who in the 10th century founded the first settlement on the island.
The Danish government provides infrastructure and basic services. It should be noted that all buildings have heating and are adapted to low temperatures.
All food and consumer goods are brought in from abroad, as there are only fish factories in the country.
In Greenland, land belongs to the entire community because property rights are not recognized over the land. There are no roads and the only means of transport is by plane, ship or sledge.
The Inuit are the original inhabitants of Greenland
Popularly known as Eskimos, the Inuit are a unique ethnic group. They have strong community and family ties. They are usually shy people with a calm temperament . This indigenous people managed to adapt to the severe climatic conditions in their surroundings. Greenland
In its origins were nomads, men were dedicated to hunting and women enjoyed the skins. Among them it was customary to exchange wives and sacrifice the weaker members of the community. Previously, the fat of the woman was considered a very positive attribute because it saw as a sign of good health and fertility.
According to some chronicles, in the early 19th century, the Inuit thought they were the only inhabitants of the planet. Over time, they acquired Western customs and became sedentary.
Despite their adaptation to Western schemes, they have preserved some of their traditions: kissing by rubbing the nose, building igloos in isolated territories and hunting polar bears and seals.