Greenland BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT -3 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|71°42'8 / 42°10'37|
|GL / GRL|
|Greenlandic (East Inuit) (official)|
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
|Greenland banks list|
Greenland is the largest island in the world and belongs to the mainland. It is located in the northeast of North America, between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It faces the Arctic islands of Canada by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait to the west, and the Danish Strait and Iceland to the east. Looking. Due to its large area, Greenland is often referred to as the Greenland subcontinent. About four-fifths of the island is within the Arctic Circle and has a polar climate.
Except for Antarctica, Greenland has the largest area of continental glaciers. Almost the entire area is covered by ice sheets, except for the extreme north and the narrow strips on the east and west sides of the island. Because the air in these areas is abnormally dry and it is difficult to form snow, the ground surface is exposed. It is also because the central area is under long-term pressure from ice and snow, so if the snow cap is removed, the central area will be lower than the edge of the island. The highest elevation of the whole island is 3300 meters in the east of the central part, and the average elevation of the peripheral areas is about 1000-2000 meters. If all of Greenland’s ice and snow are melted, it will appear as an archipelago under the influence of glacier erosion. At the same time, the sea level will rise by 7 meters.
The connection between Greenland and the outside world is mainly maintained by water transportation and Greenland Airlines. There are regular flights and passenger ships and freighters with Denmark, Canada and Iceland.
Because there are too many bays, there are no road connections between various places. There are only some roads in small coastal ice-free areas. The traffic in these areas depends on sleds. . Greenlandic culture is dominated by Inuit culture and is influenced by the culture of Viking adventure. Some Inuit people still live by fishing.
There is also an annual dog sledding competition, as long as there is a team, you can participate.
Greenland has begun to attract tourists to visit, where dog sledding, fishing, hiking and cross-island skiing can be conducted.
At the 40th World Santa Claus Conference, Greenland was recognized as the true hometown of Santa Claus.