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Old November 2nd, 2011, 05:25 PM   #61
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 05:39 PM   #62
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I wonder which code Greenland really uses in ovals. In Wikipedia it says the unofficial code is KN (like in this thread's title). On license plates they have GR (which is otherwise Greece), but don't they actually use DK, since they use ordinary Danish plates?
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM   #63
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Well, they don't use properly danish plates. The form is danish, but while danish don't have area code, Greenland has it (GR). KN is unofficial because doesn't appear in the UN list of distinguishing codes (But even CN - China is unofficial) as happen for all not independent countries. Probably, KN will be add in UN list when Greenland will get the total independence from Denmark
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:19 PM   #64
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Well, they don't use properly danish plates. The form is danish, but while danish don't have area code
Oh, I never realized that letters don't mean anything.

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KN is unofficial because doesn't appear in the UN list of distinguishing codes (But even CN - China is unofficial) as happen for all not independent countries.
GBZ is the official code of Gibraltar, GBJ of Jersey etc.

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Probably, KN will be add in UN list when Greenland will get the total independence from Denmark
It probably won't happen.
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In 1979 Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, and in 2008 Greenland voted to transfer more power from the Danish royal government to the local Greenlandic government. This became effective the following year, with the Danish royal government in charge of foreign affairs, security (defence-police-justice), and financial policy, and providing a subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion, or approximately $11,300 per Greenlander, annually.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:31 PM   #65
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GBZ is the official code of Gibraltar, GBJ of Jersey etc.
And SCO, CYM, ENG they aren't, so I really don't know why some yes and some no

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It probably won't happen
Who knows in a far future... things can always change ;-)
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:39 PM   #66
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 06:57 PM   #67
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Who knows in a far future... things can always change ;-)
Yes, when Danes stop subsidizing them.

Your last pics aren't visible, btw.
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All that iron is returning to nature rather slowly. I guess the natural effects of corrosion only work during the summer thaw. It looks like it might take another 100 years just for the drums to disintegrate and even more time for the heavier items.
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I think that ethic Danes are less likely to speak local languages and locals more likely to speak Danish, so it might make more scene.

I might be wrong though
Another consideration is that international persons can often guess the meaning of Danish words, but not Greenlandic words.
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The positive thing, is that's a famous tourist attraction (together with the ghost village of Ikateq) and a source for the economy of the villages of Tasillaq and Kuummiut in the eastern coast of Greenland
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 08:05 PM   #72
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Another consideration is that international persons can often guess the meaning of Danish words, but not Greenlandic words.
In the end of the '80s on italian television there was a popular spot in Greenlandic language (even if it was shooted on the Baffin Island, Canada, the language is almost the same). It had a great success this spot

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Old November 6th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #73
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Tasiilaq (Ammassalik)

It is a town in southeastern Greenland located approximately 106 km south of the Arctic Circle. With 1,900 inhabitants it is the most populous community on the eastern coast, and the seventh-largest town in Greenland. Air Greenland operates helicopter services from Tasiilaq Heliport to neighboring Kulusuk Airport, which offers connections to Nuuk, Ittoqqortoormiit via Nerlerit Inaat Airport, and to Iceland









































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And SCO, CYM, ENG they aren't, so I really don't know why some yes and some no



Who knows in a far future... things can always change ;-)
The discussion about a Greenlandic nationale car code is rather theoretical. Nobody will ever consider to bring their Greenlandic registered car to mainland Europe or America, as there is no car ferry.

By the, as others have mentioned, a territiry does not have to be independent to have its own national code. The status of The Faroe Islands within the Danish Kongdom is similar to the status of Greenland, and the Faroes have its own national code FO. But from the Faroes you have a car ferry acouple of times a week to Hirtshals in Denmark, and in Denmark Faroese cars are seen regularly.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #75
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Kangerlussuaq - Here you can see one of the few bridges in the whole Greenland, over Qinnguata Kuussua river



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Old November 7th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #76
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Nobody will ever consider to bring their Greenlandic registered car to mainland Europe or America, as there is no car ferry.
Who said this? Why a greenlander can't bring his car to mainland if he wants? You don't need a ferry to bring you car to mainland somewhere. Exist the containers... Iceland neither has a ferry service to mainland, but icelandic cars you can spot even here in Italy. If in Europe you can spot american and canadian cars, I really don't see why a greenlander can't bring his car too.......
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There is a ferry from Iceland to Denmark.
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Sisimiut bridge



Built: 1995 - 1998
Geographic Coordinates: 66° 56' 36" North, 53° 40' 10" West
Structural Type: Girder bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Design: COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners AS
Girder: steel
Piles: concrete-filled steel tubes
Deck slab: reinforced concrete
Pier: precast reinforced concrete
Total length: 155 m
Span lengths: 2 x 77.5 m
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