ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN GREENLAND

      

General Information

Status                           : Autonomous part of Denmark

Total area                    : 131,931 sq mi (341,701 sq km)

Population (2007 est.) : 56,344

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Godthaab, 14,100

Monetary unit              : Krone

Languages                    : Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English

Ethnicity/race               : Greenlander 88% (Eskimos and Greenland-born whites), Danish and other 12% (2000)

Religion                        : Evangelical Lutheran

Literacy rate                : n.a.

Economic summary     : GDP/PPP: (2001 est.): $1.1 billion; $20,000 per capita. Real growth rate: 1.8%. Inflation: 1.6%

The Inuit are believed to have crossed from North America to northwest Greenland, the world's largest island, between 4000 B.C. and A.D. 1000. Greenland was colonized in 985986 by Eric the Red. The Norse settlements declined in the 14th century, however, mainly as a result of a cooling in Greenland's climate, and in the 15th century they became extinct. In 1721, Greenland was recolonized by the Royal Greenland Trading Company of Denmark.

Greenland was under U.S. protection during World War II, but it maintained Danish sovereignty. A definitive agreement for the joint defense of Greenland within the framework of NATO was signed in 1951. A large U.S. air base at Thule in the far north was completed in 1953. Under 1953 amendments to the Danish constitution, Greenland became part of Denmark, with two representatives in the Danish Folketing. On May 1, 1979, Greenland gained home rule, with its own local parliament (Landsting).

Islamic History and Muslims

There is one Muslim family in Greenland who they were born in Denmark and work Greenland. .

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References
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107466.html   June, 2008).
Ayna Documentary Program  in Saman Yolu TV, Turkey, May, 2008.