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  • Officially » Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenlandic)
    • Grønland (Danish)
    • Greenland (English)
  • Capital » Nuuk
    • also Largest town

Facts

  • Population » 56,200
  • Languages » Greenlandic, Danish
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 68 years (men), 73 years (women)
  • Currency » Danish kroner

Geography

  • Area » 2.17m sq km (840,000 sq miles
    • Geographically, Greenland is in North America

Notes

  • Greenland is a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark and has been inhabited for over 4500 years.
    • Geographically, Greenland is in North America
  • Greenland is the world’s largest island (Wikipedia)
  • Greenland is the least densely populated country in the world with 0.03 people per square kilometre.
  • Most of Greenland is covered in ice, with the population residing mainly along the rocky south-west coast.
  • If Greenland’s ice were to melt, sea levels worldwide would rise by 7 meters. – a telling statistic for the geography and inhabitation of the three islands.

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This page was last updated on 2021.07.21 by Robert Vinet