Tuesday, April 28, 2009


National Dress

Steam bath-house

Artic Hare

Artic Fox



Greenland is the largest island in the world and the vast majority
of it lies above the Artic Circle. It's southern tip shares the
same latitude as Oslo and the British Shetland Isles.
By contrast, the East Coast of Greenland is very remote and wild,
and its ruggedness and isolation have a direct bearing on how one
finds it today. To the west, the Inland Ice bars any overland connection to the
populous and developed west coast.
To the east and out to the sea the East Greenland Current flows
along the entire coast, dragging vast quantities of icebergs and dense Polar ice
with it, effectively blocking access to all but the most determined or
lucky seafarers, rendering it an unattractive prospect to Western colonisers and
delaying their arrival until very recently. For these reasons East Greenland
remains undeveloped and populated by only 3,000 within a handful
of settlements; an ancient Inuit hunting society with intact customs
and traditions has persisted here. Its Isolation is such that other
Greenlanders put it to the back of their minds and name it "Tunu" -
The land at the back.
Ethnic groups:....Greenlanders 87% (Eskimos & Greenland born whites)
Danish and others 13%
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran
Languages: Eskimo Dialects, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect)
Population: 59,309 (1998)
Population growth rate = 0.9%
Birth rate: 15.83 births per 1000 population


  1. Great information...makes me want to go visit

  2. Great photos of Greenland, its people and its wildlife. Sounds like an interesting place to visit.

  3. Hi Judanna,
    What fantastic pictures. The snow looks so refreshing to me after having 4 days of 90 degree weather here. We're never happy. A month ago I couldn't wait for the heat. I love that gorgeous white bunny and arctic fox. Have a great day! Hugs, Loretta

  4. Hi Judanna,
    First let me thank you so much for stopping by yesterday and leaving me such encouraging words.
    Now about Greenland I found this post very delightful and most interesting. It looks like a place with a clean environment, I loved the animal picture especially the white hare, he looks like something from Alice in wonderland, and the fox is cute, what can I say I liked them all. Thank you for sharing. Great post. I love to see how others in the world live.

  5. Hi there from a fellow Texas blogger! Love the pretty pictures of Iceland.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend!

  6. I agree with Loretta...the Artic Hare and Fox are really beautiful...it's a lovely country ...but personally I would prefer to live with more trees.