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Learn more about Greenland.
Flag of Greenland Greenland
Population: 56,384 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Nuuk (Godthab)
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An Introduction to Greenland
The world's largest island, about 81% ice-capped, Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament. The law went into effect the following year. Denmark continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs.

Greenland map

Map of Greenland ( Location ) : 72 00 N, 40 00 W, Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada. For additional reports and educational information specific to Greenland, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Greenlander Flag
Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a large disk slightly to the hoist side of center - the top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Greenland.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.01%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 65.75 yrs - Male
    • 72.98 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 26,000 (2001)

Televisions:
    • 30,000 (1998 est.)

Radios:
    • 30,000 (1998)

Internet Code:
    • .gl

Did you know ... People from Greenland are called Greenlanders
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook