Greenland - Facts and Information
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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Outline map courtesy of WorldAtlas.com.
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