Greenland has been participating in the Arctic Winter Games since 1990. In 2002, Greenland hosted the Games for the first time in Nuuk, and they last hosted the Games in 2016. Greenland is the most northerly of the jurisdictions involved in the Arctic Winter Games.
Considered part of North America, Greenland is the world’s largest island. Two thirds of the island is located above the Arctic Circle, and approximately 85% of its land mass is covered by ice. Transportation between the island’s towns I solely by sea, air or even by dog sled in some areas. The majority of settlements are in the southwest, where the climate is mildest.
Greenland’s population consists mainly of Greenlandic, a mixed race that resulted form interaction between Inuit and Europeans, mostly Danes, beginning in the 18th century. Today, the island’s residents enjoy powers of self-government under the Danish sovereignty. Their economy is based primarily on the fishing and mining industries.
The Greenland flag is red and white with opposite bars of horizontal white and red, and a circle displaying the opposite colors off center to the left. The team colors are red and white.