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Background

The world's largest non-continental island, about 84% ice-capped, Greenland was granted self-government in 1978 by the Danish parliament. The law went into effect the following year. Denmark continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs.

The economy remains critically dependent on exports of fish and substantial support from the Danish Government, which supplies about half of government revenues. The public sector, including publicly owned enterprises and the municipalities, plays the dominant role in the economy. Despite several interesting hydrocarbon and minerals exploration activities, it will take several years before production can materialize. Tourism is the only sector offering any near-term potential, and even this is limited due to a short season and high costs.

Holidays

Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 6 - Epiphany (Three Kings Day - Afternoon only)
Mar 24* - Maundy Thursday
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
Apr 22* - Great Prayer Day
Apr 16 - Birthday of the Queen
May 1 - International Labour Day
May 5* - Ascension
May 16* - Whit Monday
Jun 5 - Constitution Day
Jun 21 - National Day of Greenland
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 26 - Boxing Day
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve

Ps: These festivals' date(* )given above are approximations which are subject to change every new year.

Phone Codes

Country Code: 299
Outgoing International Code: 009
There are no area codes 

Resources

Market Research

CIA - The World Factbook - Greenland
This website indicates a wide range of detail information about Greenland by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography,people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.

About Greenland
There is available to find Greenland's general outlook on the issues of its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation, government, duty free, health and so forth.

Greenland Yellow Pages
It is available to find out category-wise listings of business in Greenland, including the companies' telephone numbers and postal addresses.

Greenland News
There is available to find Greenland business, economic and political news sponsored by Topix.net.

Greenland Tourism
Mbendi provide a wide range of sources about travelling to Greenland in terms of providing a travel directory for visitors.

Greenland Investment
It indicates the business profile of Greenland that has stable, with a relaxed, business-orientated environment and no restrictions on foreign investment in Greenland.

Greenland Business Directory
This website offers a business directory giving a company description and contact information.

Trade Information

AdmiNet - Greenland
AdmiNet creates useful webpage for Greenland in order to provide information about the structure of government as its ministries, institutions and so forth.

Embassy Listing For Greenland
There are listed the embassies of Greenland in abroad including the embassies' contact information.

 
 
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