Calling Greenland from the United States explained:
- 011 - US exit code; have to be dialed first for all international calls made from the US/Canada number plan
- 299 - international country code for Greenland
- US to Greenland international dialing format : 011 + 299 + individual phone number
Information about country:
The island with the same name constitutes most of Greenland territory. Its Southern region is really green during summer season, but most of the land is covered by glaciers year-round. By the most popular legend, this name, meaning green land, was given by Erik the Red in order to make it attractive for others to settle. Initially it was populated at least around 2500 BC. It became a colony of Denmark and Norway union in the XVII century, and a Danish territory in 1814. Home rule was granted in 1979 (expaned in 2008 by Greenland popular vote). Fishing industry and natural resources mining are the most important parts of modern economy.