Greenland is located in the northeast of the North American Continent, with a population of 57,695, making it the 204th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Nuuk (also known as Godthab) with a total population of 18,039 .
The country encompasses 2,166,086 square kilometers making it the 13th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries
with Arctic Ocean, Greenland Sea, Denmark Strait, Labrador Sea, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity and holds that
position for life or abdication. She is represented by High Commissioner Mikaela Engell. Prime Minister Jakob Edvard
Kuupik Kleist is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following Parliamentary elections when the
leader of the majority party or coalition is elected by parliament and serves for four years. Its form of government is a
Parliamentary Democracy within a Constitutional Monarchy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 5th of
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Greenlandic, Danish and English. It counts among its major religions
Evangelical Lutheran. As sources of mass communication it has 5 AM, 12 FM and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Gunnbjorn, its highest point at 3,700 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is a system of fjords leading into Nuuk, which measures 100 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fish processing, gold, niobium, tantalite,
uranium, iron and diamond mining, handicrafts, hides and skins and small shipyards. Its official currency is Danish krone.
Here’s something you may not know about Greenland. Greenland is the world’s largest island with about 81% of its surface
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|Fluke Whale swims in
the harbor at Nuuk-
and largest city
|Greenland kids in
traditional dress on
their way to school
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lowest point on the
|Seal stew with boiled
seal meat- a common
dish of Greenland
easternmost town on
the Greenland Sea