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ID: 7024573
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Greenland (dependent state)  Greenland (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 72 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 72.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 040 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -40.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Largest island in world, mostly covered by ice sheet; Aleut settlement began 3000 BCe; Sarqaq (1400 BCE) and Dorset (700 BCE) cultures developed; Norwegian (Icelander) Erik the Red settled in 982; bishop's seat established 1125; resettled by Danes 18th century; spoken languages are Danish, Danis, and Aleut (Greenlandic) dialects.

Names:
Grønland (preferred,C,V,Danish-P,U,N)
Grönland (C,O)
Kalaallit Nunaat (C,V,Greenlandic,U,N)
Kalâdlit-Nunât (C,V,Greenlandic,U,N)
Greenland (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Groenlândia (C,O)
Groenland (C,O)
Groenlandia (C,O)
GRL (C,O,ISO3L)
GL00 (C,O,FIPS)
GL (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO304 (C,O,ISO3N)
Christianshaab (C,V)
Christianshåb (C,V)
Qasigiannguit (C,V)
Greenlandic (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greenland (dependent state)  ........  Greenland (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Denmark (nation)  ........  Denmark (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Greenland (dependent state)  ............  Greenland (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  Danish since 18th cen., internally self-governing since 1979
primary political unit (C)
island (C)
island nation (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Christianshaab..........  [VP]
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/31/00
Christianshåb..........  [VP]
..........................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/31/00
GL..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
GL00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Greenland..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
....................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 242-243
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:352
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 470-471
....................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
....................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
Greenlandic..........  [VP]
.......................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 12 August 2008
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 12 August 2008
GRL..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
Groenland..........  [VP]
....................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) II, 223
Groenlandia..........  [VP]
.......................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 233
Groenlândia..........  [VP]
.......................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 702
Grønland..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 48
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 465
Grönland..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1083
ISO304..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
Kalaallit Nunaat..........  [VP]
.............................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
Kalâdlit-Nunât..........  [VP]
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 465-466
Qasigiannguit..........  [VP]
..........................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/31/00
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 242-243
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:352
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 2:223; II, 223
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 1083
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 233
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1995)
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (2006-) accessed 12 August 2008
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 470-471
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 15
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 778
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 01/31/00
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 702
..................  Oxford English Dictionary [online] (2002-) accessed 12 August 2008
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 48
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-37
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 465; 465-466
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Canby, Historic Places (1984)

 

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