Eastern Greenland Mountains • Earth.com Eastern Greenland Mountains

A NASA pilot flies the P-3B aircraft over mountains in eastern Greenland  mountains on Apr. 14, 2012 as part of Operation IceBridge’s campaign to measure Arctic ice. Credit: NASA/Jefferson Beck

Also Greenland is the world’s largest island (Australia and Antarctica, both larger than Greenland. And are generally considered to be continental landmasses rather than islands). Three-quarters of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. With a population of about 56,480 (2013),it is the least densely populated territory in the world. About a third of the population live in Nuuk, the capital and largest city. The Arctic Umiaq Line ferry acts as a lifeline for western Greenland, connecting the various cities and settlements

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