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Greenland Facts

  • Name: Greenland
  • Name: (long form) none
  • Name Orgin: Its name was reportedly coined by Norwegian-born Erik the Red. Arriving from Iceland he settled in the southern region, and named the land Greenland. Note that the southern portion of Greenland (not covered by glaciers) is green in the summer.
  • Capital City: Nuuk (Godthab) (metro pop. 18,100)
  • Currency: Danish krone (conversion rates)

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  • GDP: $2.3 billion (2008)
  • GDP: (per capita) $35,000 (2007)
  • Landforms/Land Sizes
  • Languages: Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish and English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nuuk, Sisimiut
  • National Day: June 21
  • Population: 56,452 (July, 2010 estimate)
  • Population Ethnic Groups Inuit 89%, Danish and other nationalities 11%
  • Population & Density: (all countries)
  • Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 95%
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Qaqortag, Greenland

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.