• Population: 56,200
  • Major languages: Greenlandic, Danish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 73 years (women)
  • Currency: Danish krone


  • Area: 2.17m sq km (840,000 sq miles


  • Greenland is a self-governing part of the Kingdom of Denmark and has been inhabited for over 4500 years.
  • Greenland is the least densely populated country in the world with 0.03 people per square kilometer.
    • Population of roughly 56,000
  • Most of Greenland is covered in ice, with the population residing mainly along the rocky 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.

News about Greenland

This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet