Where is Greenland?

Located in Northern North America, Greenland is an island nation.There is a managed dispute between Canada and Denmark over Hans Island near Greenland.

Greenland is a North American country covering 2,166,086.00 km2. Only 410,449 sq is ice-free and 1,755,637 is covered with ice. This makes it the 238th smallest region in the world and slightly more than three times the size of Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 72 00 N, 40 00 W and Nuuk is the capital city.

Its ISO code is GL.

Geography

Greenland has a mean elevation of 1,792 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Gunnbjorn Fjeld which is 3,700m above tall.

Its climate ranges from arctic to subarctic with cool summers and cold winters. Its terrain is mostly characterized by icecap coverage.

Population

Greenland has a population of 57,728 making it the 204th largest in the world. Most settlements are concentrated on the southwest shoreline of the country.

Greenlandic (East Inuit) and Danish are official languages. The majority ethnic group reported is Inuit. The majority of the contry identifies with Evangelical Lutheran religious beliefs, as well as traditional Inuit spiritual ones.

The dialing code for the country is 299.

Government

It has extensive self-rule as part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Its constitution was last ratified in 2009.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Greenland's GDP is $2,173,000,000.00 (USD) with $37,600.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 191st largest economy and its citizens the 46th richest in the world. The currency of Greenland is the Krone (DKK).

Its major export partner is Denmark. Its main exports are fish and fish products. Its major import partners are Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, and food.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017