Overview of Greenland

Overview of Greenland
Greenland is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Physiographically, it is a part of the continent of North America. The largest island in Greenland is also named Greenland, and makes up most of the country's land area.


Officially name: Greenland

Capital: Nuuk (Godthåb)

Largest city: Nuuk

Official language: Greenlandic

Government: Parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy


  • Total 2,166,086 km2 (13th)
  • Water (%) 83.1


  • Estimate 55,877 (1 January 2018)
  • Density 0.028/km2 (0.1/sq mi) 

Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Time zone
GMT (UTC+0 to -4)

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .gl

Calling code: +299