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