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Greenland
Capital:
Nuuk (Godthab)
Population:
56,384 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
The world's largest island, about 81% ice-capped, Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament. The law went into effect the following year. Denmark continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs.
Government type:
parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $1.1 billion (2001 est.)
Internet users:
20,000 (2002)
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