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More interesting facts on Greenland
- Viedma Glacier (pictured) is part of the huge Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the third largest expanse of continental ice after Greenland and Antarctica?
- Sisimiut (pictured) is the second-largest town in Greenland?
- Tingmissartoq, Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Lockheed Sirius, was so christened by an Eskimo boy in Greenland, and that its name means "one who flies like a big bird"?
- Lutheran priest Henrik Lund wrote Greenland's nation anthem, Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit, in the indigenous Greenlandic language?
- the Inuktun language, spoken by 1000 Inughuit people around Qaanaaq in northern Greenland, is related to Canadian Inuit languages?
- the 1919 Ihlen Declaration, made by Norwegian Foreign Minister Nils Claus Ihlen on the subject of Greenland's sovereignty, led to an international court case?
- Martin Lindsay led the 1934 British Trans-Greenland Expedition, which set a world record for travelling 1050 mi (1680 km) using sledges?
- reindeer hunting provides an important staple food for many households in Greenland?
- Dane Erik Holtved was the first university-trained ethnologist to study Greenland's Inughuit?
- archaeologist Eigil Knuth was co-leader of the first Danish Greenland expedition to make use of an airplane, a Tiger Moth?
- aboriginal whaling rights are granted to native populations in Greenland, Canada, the United States, Russia and several Caribbean island communities?
- Alanngorsuaq, a mountain in Greenland, has reservoirs providing 882,000 m3 of water?
- ice calving (pictured) in Greenland results in over 12,000 icebergs each year?
- anthropologist Therkel Mathiassen described Comer's Midden as the only substantial find of pure Thule culture in Greenland?
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