Greenland Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat; Danish: Grønland is the world's largest non-continental island, in the far northeast of North America, largely within the Arctic. Although it is still part of the Kingdom of Denmark, it was granted self-government effective in 1979, more recently it voted for more autonomy, in effect making it a separate country with formal ties to Denmark. Some inhabitants are now projecting the eventual road to full independence. Copenhagen remains responsible for its foreign affairs and, of course, is a source of investment.
The closest neighbouring countries are Iceland to the South-East, Canada to the West and Svalbard in Norway to the North-East.