Mary’s ice-cold summer holiday

Author:ice maker  

Greenland is in the northeast of north America.It is located 

between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.It covers an 

area of 2,176,000 square kilometers and it is the world’s largest 

island.

  85 percent of the area is covered with thick ice and the 

average thickness of the ice is 1,500 meters.

  It has a population of 56,076 in 1998,90 percent of which 

are Eskimos.The official language is Greenlandic.

  In Greenland,the main means of transportations are the 

ships,helicopters and sledge.

  Several kinds of land mammals can be seen on the island:

polar bears,musk ox,reindeer,Arctic foxes,lepus timidus,mink,

and lemmings.There’re seals and whales in the surrounding 

water.

  Polar night phenomenon occurs in Greenland.Even winter,

there are polar nights for several months.Colorful auroras will

 appear over the corner of Greenland.

  In summer,a large number of breeding birds come here,

and many plants are growing strong.They are all competing 

full use of 24-hour sunshine.

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