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Greenland - Wikipedia

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Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and ... Greenland expects to grow its economy based on increased income from the extraction of natural resource...

How Greenland got its Name - Ancient History Blog

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Dec 17, 2010 ... If you have ever been to Greenland, you know that it does not live up to its name. Instead of being a beautiful, green island Greenland is icy and ...

How Iceland And Greenland Ended Up With Such Messed Up Names

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Jun 3, 2013 ... Yes it's true, the country called Greenland is covered in ice and snow, whereas Iceland has rolling fields of green. But why did things end up ...

The “story” of Iceland and Greenland | Hannibal and Me: life lessons ...

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Feb 4, 2010 ... The first version isn't entirely false; it's just embellished. ... Erik the Red was indeed fleeing Norway and coined a false name for Greenland.

'Greenland used to be green'–Don't judge a book by its cover, much ...

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Dec 16, 2006 ... Objection: When the Vikings settled it, Greenland was a lovely, ... a book by its cover, you can't judge the climate of Greenland by its name.

How Icy Greenland Got Its Name (Video) | Merriam-Webster

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Greenland isn't green—in fact, it's icier than Iceland. So how did it end up with such a misleading name? Editor Kory Stamper explains.

Why is it called Greenland when there is hardly any green on ...

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Iceland, which has plenty of ice, got its modern name from another visitor, the Norwegian Viking . The 12th century Icelandic history, Landnámabók, based on ...

How Icy Greenland Got its Name! In Fact its Icier Than Iceland - Tenet

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Image Credit: co.uk. Iceland's name makes sense; after all, it's a land covered in glaciers. But Greenland! Not exactly a land of green. In fact, Greenland makes ...

How did Iceland get its name? | Iceland Review

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Apr 20, 2013 ... Q: I have often wondered how exactly Iceland got its name. ... Iceland to repel other settlers while Greenland's name was intended to lure other ...

Why isn't Iceland called Greenland and Greenland called Iceland ...

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Feb 17, 2013 ... It's something I've pondered sometimes over, and I know foreign people ... much more ice and snow than Iceland(hence the name of this post).

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Is Iceland Really Green and Greenland Really Icy?

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Jun 30, 2016 ... A longstanding rumor claims the names are a bait and switch. ... Over 80 percent of Greenland is covered in ice, but its grass was probably ...

Greenland used to be green - Skeptical Science

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So how did Greenland get its name? According to the Icelandic sagas, Erik the Red named it Greenland in an attempt to lure settlers in search of land and the ...

Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds : Environment ...

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Apr 18, 2014 ... Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the ...