At 70%, Greenland has one of the highest shares of renewable energy in the world, mostly coming from hydropower.
The early Viking settlers named the island as Greenland.
Greenland expects to grow its economy based on increased income from the extraction of natural resources.
The capital, Nuuk, held the 2016 Arctic Winter Games.
Under the new structure, in effect since 21 June 2009, Greenland can gradually assume responsibility for policing, judicial system, company law, accounting, and auditing; mineral resource activities; aviation; law of legal capacity, family law and succession law; aliens and border controls; the working environment; and financial regulation and supervision, while the Danish government retains control of foreign affairs and defence.