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History

Greenland or Kalaalit Nunaat as the Inuits call it, is the largest island of the world.  It stretched from 60°N to 83°39’N.  Its length from south to north is about 2670 km, corresponding to the distance between Oslo in Norway and Tunisia.  Its greatest width in the north is 1050 km.  The total area of Greenland is 2.175.600 km˛.  Ice-free areas are 341.700 km˛.  The highest mountains are: Gunnbjornsfjall (3700m) and Mt. Forel (3440m; north of Ammassalik). The main structure of the country is granite. Its longest bays, such as Scoresby Bay, are 300 km long. The coastal area is about 41.000 km long (corresponding to the earth’s circumference at the equator).  The greatest thickness of the ice shield is about 3300 m.  The number of inhabitants was 56.901 on January 1st 2006.  The westernmost parts of the country are on similar latitudes as New York and the southernmost point on the same latitude as Oslo.

The main trades of the country are the fisheries, sheep farming and hunting (seals, polar bears, whales etc.).  The capital is Nuuk (Godthaab) with about 18.300 inhabitants.  The airport there serves mainly helicopters and STOL-planes.

GREENLAND'S REGIONS

EAST
GREENLAND

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SOUTH 
GREENLAND

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NORTH
GREENLAND

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WEST 
GREENLAND

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     Towns and Villages  

KULUSUK
ANGMAGSSALIK
NARSARSUAQ
BRATTAH
LID GARDAR
NARSAQ
THULE NUUK


NUUK IS THE CAPITAL OF GREENLAND

THE ICE CAP - THE ANIMALS OF GREENLAND - STATISTICS

Flights to Greenland from Reykjavik Iceland
Destinations:
Kulusuk-Nuuk-
Narsarsuaq-Ilulissat-Constable Point

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