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Greenland - Facts and Information

Guest Author - Lisa Shea

Name: Greenland

Name (local): Kalaallit Nunaat

Member of European Union: No

International Dialing Code: +299

Capital City: Nuuk (Godthab)

National Tourist Office: Greenland Tourism

Nationality: Noun - Greenlander(s), Adjective - Greenlandic

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy

Ethnic Groups: Greenlander 88% (Inuit and Greenland-born whites), Danish and others 12% (January 2000)

Religions: Evangelical Lutheran

Languages: Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English

Monetary Unit: 1 Danish krone = 100 ore

Area: 2,166,086 sq km - slightly more than three times the size of Texas

Climate: Arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters

Population: 56,384 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 1.12 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 33.5 years, male 34.8 years, female 31.9 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 69.32 years, male 65.75 years, female 72.98 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: -0.01% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: -8.37 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Unemployment Rate: 10% (2000 est.)

Export Commodities: Fish and fish products 94% (prawns 63%)

Export Partners: Denmark 66.8%, Japan 14.3%, China 4.5% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, petroleum products

Import Partners: Denmark 81.5%, Norway 8.5%, Sweden 3% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, molybdenum, gold, platinum, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas

Public Television: KNR

Public Radio: KNR


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