Greenland profile

Northern lights in Greenland The northern lights are a big tourist attraction
  • Territory: Greenland
  • Status: Self-governing part of Denmark
  • Population: 56.7 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital and largest town: Nuuk (Godthab)
  • Area: 2.17m sq km (840,000 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Greenlandic, Danish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Danish krone = 100 ore
  • Main exports: Fish, fish products, hides and skins
  • GNI per capita: US $26,020 (World Bank 2009)
  • Internet domain: .gl
  • International dialling code: +299

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