Why is Greenland called Greenland?
Greenland is the largest island in the world. Geographically, this remote country is part of North America, but it is actually a self-governing province of Denmark. Although 50 times larger than Denmark, Greenland has no more people than a big town. This is because it is so cold ‘š most of the island is covered by an ice sheet almost two miles thick. The mountain coastline is broken up by fjords that were formed thousand years ago.
Almost everyone lives on the southwest coast because the climate is mildest there. Most islanders are descendants of the Inuit and Danes. They speak Greenlandic and Inuit language. Many also speak Danish.
The Inuit were the first people to settle on Greenland. Vikings from Norway and Iceland arrived in about A.D 985 and named the ice-covered island Greenland though the land was covered with mainly ice it was named differently so that people would be encouraged to go there. It likely was a bit of a warm land for the first time than it was when the last settlers starved due to a number of factors — climate change, or at least some bad weather, a major one.
Why is Greenland called Greenland is that a long time ago the Viking founded both Iceland and Greenland, they really liked Iceland because it’s beautiful, it’s green, it has some glaciers and Greenland was basically a block of ice. So, they wanted to fool people about which is the nicer place to be because they don’t want everybody to come to Iceland. So they named Iceland, Iceland to keep people away and Greenland, Greenland even though it’s all ice to attract people.
Much as you can not judge a book by its cover, you can’t judge the climate of Greenland by its name.