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Greenland Weather

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Greenland Facts

What is the capital of Greenland?

Capital Nuuk (Godthaab)
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Parliament of Greenland or Inatsisartut)
Currency Danish Krone (DKK)
Total Area 836,326 Square Miles
2,166,086 Square Kilometers
Location Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada
Language Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English
GDP - real growth rate 0.9%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $37,900.00 (USD)

Greenland Demographics

What is the population of Greenland?

Ethnic Groups Greenlander 88% (Inuit and Greenland-born whites), Danish and others 12%
Nationality Adjective Greenlandic
Nationality Noun Greenlander(s)
Population 57,616
Population Growth Rate 0.03%
Population in Major Urban Areas NUUK (capital) 16,000
Predominant Language Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English
Urban Population 84.7%

Greenland Government

What type of government does Greenland have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: Queen MARGRETHE II of Denmark (since 14 January 1972), represented by High Commissioner Mikaela ENGELL (since April... More
  • Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal More
  • Citizenship: see Denmark More
  • National Holiday: National Day, June 21; note - marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern... More
  • Constitution: previous 1953 (Greenland established as a constituency in the Danish constitution), 1979 (Greenland Home Rule Act); latest 21 June 2009... More
  • Independence: none (extensive self-rule as part of the Kingdom of Denmark; foreign affairs is the responsibility of Denmark, but Greenland actively... More

Greenland Geography

What environmental issues does Greenland have?

  • Climate: arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters More
  • Environment - Current Issues: protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling and seal hunting More
  • Terrain: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast More

Greenland Economy

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Greenland News & Current Events

What current events are happening in Greenland?
Source: Google News

Interesting Greenland Facts

What unique things can you discover about Greenland?

  • Greenland is one of the least inhabited areas of the world. There are only about 150 towns and villages in all of Greenland. There are no railroads, few roads, and not many cars. People usually travel by plane, helicopter or dog sled.
  • Greenland is the world's largest island, at 840,000 square miles.
    The coastline is 24,4000 miles long and the island stretches about 1,660 miles long
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