Greenland

Greenland is the world's largest island, in the Arctic far northeast of . For thousands of years this icy landmass has been inhabited by Arctic peoples.
Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

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, also known by its Danish name of Godthåb, is the capital and administrative centre of Greenland, with a population of around 15,000. Photo: Pcziko, CC BY 2.5.

is a region of Greenland. Home to the capital, , this is the part of Greenland that you would probably think of if you've only seen the stereotypical picture. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the third largest city in Greenland, in the Disko Bay just by the icefjord, from which it got its name. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The Southern coast of Greenland is jokingly nicknamed "Sineriak Bananeqarfik" by the locals. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The Far North of Greenland is sparsely inhabited and exceptionally cold. Photo: Slaunger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The East Coast of Greenland is not as densely inhabited as the West, and is thus more of an "off the beaten track" destination than the west. Photo: Hgrobe, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Greenland

Latitude of center
72° or 72° north
Longitude of center
-40° or 40° west
Population
57,600
Elevation
3009 metres (9872 feet)
Capital
Area
2,166,086 km² (836,330 miles²)
Currency
Krone (DKK)
Phone code
299
Internet domain
.gl
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424312026
Geo­Names ID
3425505
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Groenland
  • Akan: Greenman
  • Albanian: Groenlanda
  • Amharic: ግሪንላንድ
  • Arabic: Greenland
  • Arabic: جرينلاند
  • Arabic: غرينلاند
  • Aragonese: Gronlandia
  • Armenian: Գրենլանդիա
  • Arpitan: Groenland
  • Arpitan: Grônlande
  • Asturian: Groenlandia
  • Azerbaijani: Qrenlandiya
  • Azerbaijani: Qrinland
  • Balinese: Nusa Greenland
  • Bambara: Gɔrɔhenelandi
  • Bashkir: Гренландия (административ берәмек)
  • Bashkir: Гренландия
  • Basque: Groenlandia
  • Bavarian: Grenland
  • Bavarian: Grönland
  • Belarusian: Грэнландыя
  • Belarusian: Грэнляндыя
  • Bengali: গ্রিনল্যান্ড
  • Bengali: গ্রীনল্যান্ড
  • Bishnupriya: গ্রীনল্যান্ড
  • Bosnian: Grenland
  • Breton: Greunland
  • Bulgarian: Гренландия
  • Burmese: ဂရင်းလန်ကျွန်း
  • Burmese: ဂရင်းလန်း
  • Catalan: Grenlàndia
  • Catalan: Groenlàndia
  • Cebuano: Greenland
  • Cebuano: Groenlandiya
  • Central Kurdish: گرینلەند
  • Chavacano: Groenlandia
  • Chechen: Гренланди
  • Cherokee: ᎢᏤᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎦᏙᎯ
  • Chinese: Gélínglán Dǎo
  • Chinese: Kek-lîm-lân
  • Chinese: 格林兰
  • Chinese: 格陵兰
  • Chinese: 格陵兰岛
  • Chinese: 格陵蘭
  • Chuvash: Гренланди
  • Cornish: Greunland
  • Croatian: Greenland
  • Croatian: Grenland
  • Czech: Grónsko
  • Danish: Grønland
  • Dhivehi: ގުރީންލޭންޑު
  • Dimli (individual language): Gronlanda
  • Dutch: GL
  • Dutch: GRL
  • Dutch: Groen-Landt
  • Dutch: Groen-land
  • Dutch: Groenland
  • Dutch: Groenlandt
  • Eastern Mari: Гренландий
  • Egyptian Arabic: جرينلاند
  • English: gl
  • English: 🇬🇱
  • Esperanto: Grenlando
  • Esperanto: Gronlando
  • Esperanto: gl
  • Estonian: Gröönimaa
  • Ewe: Grinland nutome
  • Extremaduran: Groenlandia
  • Extremaduran: Groenlándia
  • Faroese: Grønland
  • Fiji Hindi: Greenland
  • Finnish: Grönlanti
  • Finnish: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • French: Groenland
  • French: Groënland
  • Fulah: Gorwendland
  • Gagauz: Grenlandiya
  • Galician: Grenlandia
  • Galician: Groenlandia
  • Ganda: Gurenelandi
  • Georgian: გრენლანდია
  • German: Grönland
  • German: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Goan Konkani: Greenland
  • Goan Konkani: ग्रीनलँड
  • Greek: Γροιλανδία
  • Guarani: Gyroẽlándia
  • Guarani: Kyoẽlándia
  • Gujarati: ગ્રીનલેન્ડ
  • Haitian: Groenlann
  • Hakka Chinese: Greenland
  • Hausa: Greenland
  • Hausa: Grinlan
  • Hebrew: גרינלנד
  • Hebrew: גרנלנד
  • Hindi: ग्रीनलैण्ड
  • Hungarian: Grönland
  • Icelandic: Grænland
  • Ido: Grenlando
  • Iloko: Greenland
  • Inari Sami: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Inari Sami: Ruánááeennâm
  • Indonesian: Greenland
  • Indonesian: Grinlandia
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Groenlandia
  • Interlingue: Grenland
  • Inuktitut: ᐊᑯᑭᑦᑐᑦ
  • Inupiaq: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Irish: An Ghraonlainn
  • Italian: Groenlandia
  • Japanese: グリーンランド
  • Javanese: Greenland
  • Javanese: Tanah Ijo
  • Kabiyè: Krowelandɩ
  • Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Kalmyk: Гренландин Арл
  • Kalmyk: Гринлэндин Арл
  • Kannada: ಗ್ರೀನ್‌ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kannada: ಗ್ರೀನ್‍ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kashubian: Grenlandzkô
  • Kazakh: Гренландия
  • Kikuyu: Grinlandi
  • Kinyarwanda: Goronulande
  • Kirghiz: Гренландия
  • Komi: Гренландия
  • Korean: 그린란드
  • Korean: 그린랜드
  • Kurdish: Gronland
  • Kurdish: گرینلاند
  • Ladin: Groenlandia
  • Ladino: Groenlandia
  • Lao: Greenland
  • Latin: Groenlandia
  • Latvian: Grenlande
  • Ligurian: Gròenlandia
  • Limburgan: Greunland
  • Lingala: Gowelande
  • Lingala: Groenlandi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Calalitnunat
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Gronland
  • Literary Chinese: 格陵蘭
  • Lithuanian: Grenlandija
  • Livvi: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Low German: Greunlaand
  • Low German: Gruinlaand
  • Low German: Gruunlaand
  • Low German: Gröönland
  • Lower Sorbian: Grönlandska
  • Luba-Katanga: Ngowelande
  • Luxembourgish: Grönland
  • Macedonian: Гренланд
  • Maithili: ग्रीनल्याण्ड
  • Malagasy: Groenland
  • Malagasy: Groenlanda
  • Malay: Greenland
  • Malayalam: ഗ്രീന്‍ലാന്‍റ്
  • Malayalam: ഗ്രീൻലാൻഡ്
  • Maltese: Greenland
  • Maltese: Grinlandja
  • Maltese: Groenlandja
  • Manipuri: ꯒ꯭ꯔꯤꯟꯂꯦꯟ
  • Manx: Greenlynn
  • Maori: Greenland
  • Marathi: ग्रीनलँड
  • Marathi: ग्रीनलंड
  • Mazanderani: گرینلند
  • Min Dong Chinese: Greenland
  • Min Nan Chinese: Greenland
  • Mingrelian: გრენლანდია
  • Mongolian: Гренланд
  • Mongolian: ဂရိန်လာန်
  • Mongolian: ꯒ꯭ꯔꯤꯟꯂꯦꯟ
  • Navajo: Haʼaʼaahjí Hakʼaz Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Nepali: ग्रिनल्याण्ड
  • Nepali: ग्रिनल्यान्ड
  • Newari: ग्रिनल्यान्ड
  • North Ndebele: Greenland
  • Northern Frisian: Greenlun
  • Northern Sami: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Northern Sami: Ruonáeana
  • Norwegian: Grønland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Grønland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Grønland
  • Novial: Verdi-lande
  • Occitan (post 1500): Groenlàndia
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Grēneland
  • Oriya: ଗ୍ରୀନଲାଣ୍ଡ
  • Oriya: ଗ୍ରୀନଲ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ
  • Oromo: Griinlaandi
  • Ossetian: Гренланди
  • Panjabi: ਗਰੀਨਲੈਂਡ
  • Papiamento: Groenlandia
  • Persian: گروئنلند
  • Persian: گرینلاند
  • Persian: گرینلند
  • Picard: Groenland
  • Piemontese: Groenlandia
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Griinland
  • Polish: Grenlandia
  • Polish: Grønland
  • Polish: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Portuguese: Groelândia
  • Portuguese: Groenlândia
  • Portuguese: Gronelândia
  • Portuguese: Grønland
  • Portuguese: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Portuguese: país da América do Norte
  • Quechua: Kalalit Nunat
  • Quechua: Kalallitsuyu
  • Romanian: Groenlanda
  • Romansh: Grönlanda
  • Rundi: Gurunilandi
  • Russian: Гренландия
  • Rusyn: Ґронсько
  • Rusyn: Ґроньско
  • Sakizaya: Greenland
  • Samogitian: Grenlandėjė
  • Sango: Gorolânde
  • Sardinian: Groenlàndia
  • Saterfriesisch: Gräinlound
  • Scots: Greenland
  • Scottish Gaelic: A' Ghraonlainn
  • Serbian: Гренланд
  • Serbo-Croatian: Grenland
  • Shan: ၵရိၼ်းလႅၼ်း
  • Shona: Greenland
  • Sicilian: Groenlandia
  • Sicilian: Groenlannia
  • Silesian: Grynlandyjŏ
  • Sindhi: گرين لينڊ
  • Sinhala: ග්‍රීන්ලන්තය
  • Skolt Sami: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Skolt Sami: Ruânnjânnam
  • Slovak: Grónsko
  • Slovenian: Grenlandija
  • Somali: Greenland
  • Somali: Griinland
  • South Azerbaijani: قرینلند
  • South Azerbaijani: قیرینلند
  • Spanish: Groenlandia
  • Spanish: gl
  • Sundanese: Lemah Héjo
  • Swahili: Greenland
  • Swahili: Grinlandi
  • Swedish: Grönland
  • Swiss German: Grönland
  • Tagalog: Greenland
  • Tagalog: Lupanlunti
  • Tajik: Гренландия
  • Tamil: கிரீன்லாந்து
  • Tamil: கிறீன்லாந்து
  • Tatar: Гренландия
  • Telugu: గ్రీన్లేండ్
  • Telugu: గ్రీన్‌లాండ్
  • Thai: กรีนแลนด์
  • Tibetan: གེ་རེན་ལ
  • Tigrinya: ግሪንላንድ
  • Tok Pisin: Greenland
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kulinileni
  • Tosk Albanian: Grönland
  • Turkish: Grönland
  • Turkmen: Grenlandiýa
  • Uighur: گرېنلاندىيە
  • Ukrainian: Гренландія
  • Ukrainian: Ґренландія
  • Upper Sorbian: Grönlandska
  • Urdu: گرین لینڈ
  • Uzbek: Grenlandiya
  • Venetian: Groenlandia
  • Veps: Grenland
  • Vietnamese: Băng Đảo
  • Vietnamese: Greenland
  • Vlaams: Groenland
  • Volapük: Gröneän
  • Võro: Kalaallit Nunaat
  • Waray (Philippines): Greenland
  • Welsh: Yr Ynys Las
  • Western Frisian: Grienlân
  • Western Panjabi: گرینلینڈ
  • Wolof: Groenlaand
  • Wu Chinese: 格陵兰
  • Yakut: Гренландия
  • Yiddish: גרינלאנד
  • Yoruba: Grínlándì
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Gerelandi
  • Yue Chinese: 格陵兰
  • Yue Chinese: 格陵蘭
  • Zeeuws: Hroenland
  • Zulu: i-Greenland
  • Groentlālpan
  • Grînlenda

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