Western Greenland

Western Greenland 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.

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

is the third largest 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 Holsteinsborg, is the capital and largest city of the municipality, the second-largest city in Greenland, and the largest arctic city in North America. Photo: Chmee2, CC BY 3.0.

is a city in Western Greenland. is a town of about 1,300 people with another 1,300 residing in the surrounding settlements. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a fishing town of about 1,200 in Western Greenland. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a settlement on the west coast of near the end of a fjord of the same name. Photo: Elgaard, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, formerly Rodebay or Rodebaai, is a settlement in the municipality, in western . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Western Greenland

Latitude of center
68° or 68° north
Longitude of center
-52° or 52° west
193 metres (633 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: غرب غرينلاند
  • Arabic: كيتا
  • Armenian: Կիտաա
  • Asturian; Bable: Kitaa
  • Bavarian: Kitaa
  • Chinese: 西格陵兰
  • Danish: Vestgrønland
  • Dutch: Kitaa
  • Dutch: Vestgronland
  • Dutch: Vestgrønland
  • English: Kitaa
  • English: West Greenland
  • French: Groenland-Occidental
  • French: Groenland occidental
  • French: Kitaa
  • German: Kitaa
  • German: Vestgronland
  • German: Vestgrönland
  • German: Vestgrønland
  • German: Westgrönland
  • Italian: Groenlandia dell'ovest
  • Italian: Groenlandia occidentale
  • Italian: Kitaa
  • Italian: Ovest della Groenlandia
  • Kalaallisut: Kitaa
  • Norwegian: Vestgrønland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kitaa
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vest-Grønland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vestgrønland
  • Polish: Kitaa
  • Portuguese: Groenlândia Ocidental
  • Portuguese: Kitaa
  • Romanian: Kitaa
  • Russian: Западная Гренландия
  • Russian: Китаа
  • Spanish: Groenlandia occidental
  • Spanish: Kitaa
  • Spanish: Vestgronland
  • Spanish: Vestgrønland
  • Swedish: Kitaa
  • Swedish: Västgrönland
  • Swedish: Västra Grönland
  • Turkish: Batı Grönland
  • Turkish: Kitaa

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