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.

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

, formerly known as Thule, in northern Greenland is one of the world's northernmost civilian settlements, topped only by on Svalbard and a few military bases. Photo: Mark Parsons, CC BY-SA 2.0.


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.


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