Greenland, which means "Land of People", is the world's largest island. It is the best country to live in, in my opinion. It was a Danish colony until 1953, when it became a country. It attained home rule in 1979 and began full self-government in 1981. The government is a constitutional monarchy, with a 31-member unicameral parliament called Landsting and a premier. While it may be called "Land of People", it has a population of only 56,114, which is less than the city of Longview, Texas. Giving it the title of the number one country with the least population density in the world. So it's already a good place to live if you're a misanthrope. So below will be a list of reasons that you should pack your bags and head overseas to the Land of People.

  1. The population below the poverty line was barely 9% by 2007.
  2. The unemployment rate was only 4.2% in 2010.
  3. For Winter-lovers, July is the only month where the temperature reaches above freezing, and 80% of it is ice (even then, the percent that isn't covered in ice adds up to be larger than Sweden).
  4. The public debt is only 36.4 million USD, which would be about 2 billion Danish Krone (their currency). Compared to their gdp, which is about 2 billion in usd, this is a VERY small amount of debt.
  5. They have $650 million subsidy from Denmark (by 2012).
  6. Trust me, even though it's very icy, it's beautiful there.

But of course, with pros, there are definitely going to be cons. Here are some of those.

  1. From the year 1985 to 2015, Greenland ranked #1 on countries with the highest suicide rate, with an average of 83 suicides per 100,000 people. Which is even worse because there aren't even 100,000 Greenlanders that live there. According to government reports, between 1/4 and 1/5 of Greenlanders attempt to kill themselves at some point in their lifetime.
  2. Greenland is more expensive than the United States. The average meal in the US is $12.75, while the average (inexpensive) restaurant meal in Greenland is 115 Danish Krone, or $17.40.
  3. Again, very few people live there, so if you're a people person, this probably isn't the place for you.
  4. Like I mentioned eralier, it is very cold, with July being the only month where temperatures are over freezing. So if you prefer warmer weather, head somewhere else, like India or Mexico... no.
Click here for info on the Greenlandic government

Greenland is taken care of by Denmark to say the least, and the "Denmark Queen", Margrethe II of Denmark, is even known as the Queen of Greenland. However, there is also a prime minister, Kim Kielsen.

If you would like to know more about the Land of People, click the link below.

The Land of People

Also, if you would like to travel, just to see if it could be right for you, take a look at this travel guide!

Travel Guide

In conclusion, the good about Greenland, by far, outweighs the bad. It's beautiful, their debt is miniscule compared to their gdp, they're heavily supported by Denmark, and there are plenty of amazing activities to do there! So why not pack your bags and give it a try?