Is Greenland a Country?


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Greenland is not a country in its own right. It is an independent territory of Denmark that has some self-governing capability, but Greenland depends on Denmark for trade, currency and association with the European Union. Geographically, Greenland is a large, mostly ice-covered island in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Greenland is technically part of North America. However, its dependence on Denmark means that Greenland is often regarded as part of Europe despite its geographic location. Greenland is considered a special overseas territory in the European Union. Though it is not a full member, Greenland has special fishing privileges and other benefits over non-member countries and territories.

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