Greenland is the world's largest non-continental island, in the far northeast of , largely within the Arctic Circle. Although it is still part of the Kingdom of , it was granted self-government effective in 1979, more recently it voted for more autonomy, in effect making it a separate country with formal ties to Denmark, and a member of the .

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is a city in . Located in the Disco Bay just by the icefjord, from which it has gotten its name, has one of the most beautiful settings for a great Greenlandic experience.

is a settlement on the west coast of near the end of a fjord of the same name.


is a region of . Home to the capital, , this is the part of Greenland that you would probably think of if you've only seen the stereotypical picture.

The Southern coast of is jokingly nicknamed "Sineriak Bananeqarfik" by the locals.

The East Coast of is not as densely inhabited as the West, and is thus more of an "off the beaten track" destination than the west.

The Far North of is sparsely inhabited and exceptionally cold.


  • Location: 
  • Population:  56,400
  • Latitude of center:  72° north
  • Longitude of center:  40° west
  • Elevation:  3,009 meters (9,872 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  2,166,086 km² (836,330 miles²)
  • Languages:  Kalaallisut, Danish, English
  • Currency:  Krone (DKK)
  • Phone code:  299
  • Internet domain:  .gl
  • Wikidata:  Greenland
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Greenland

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