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To strengthen trading and power, Denmark-Norway affirmed sovereignty over the island.
Because of Norway's weak status, it lost sovereignty over Greenland in 1814 when the union was dissolved.
The early Viking settlers named the island as Greenland.
In the Icelandic sagas, the Norwegian-born Icelander Erik the Red was said to be exiled from Iceland for manslaughter.
Greenland has been inhabited off and on for at least the last 4,500 years by Arctic peoples whose forebears migrated there from what is now Canada.
Norsemen settled the uninhabited southern part of Greenland beginning in the 10th century, having previously settled Iceland to escape persecution from the King of Norway and his central government.
At 70%, Greenland has one of the highest shares of renewable energy in the world, mostly coming from hydropower.After finding a habitable area and settling there, he named it Maps showing the different cultures in Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland and the Canadian arctic islands in the years 900, 1100, 13.Green: Dorset Culture; blue: Thule Culture; red: Norse Culture; yellow: Innu; orange: Beothuk.Greenland became a Danish colony in 1814, and was made a part of the Danish Realm in 1953 under the Constitution of Denmark.In 1973, Greenland joined the European Economic Community with Denmark.