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Greenland Location Map

Where is Greenland
About Map: Map showing Where is Greenland located on the world map.
The given location map of Greenland shows the accurate geographical position of Greenland. Greenland is located east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

Physiographically, Greenland is part of North America continent but it is satellite territory of Denmark, a European country. Greenland is the largest island of the world. The water bodies lying around the region are Arctic Ocean in the north, Greenland Sea in the east, Denmark Strait in the south-east (it separates Greenland from Iceland), and in the south Labrador Sea lies. However, in the western side Davis Strait and Baffin Bay separate Greenland from Canada.

The region also famous with the name Kalaallit Nunaat, it means "Land of the Greenlanders." Politically, the region is an autonomous country within the sovereignty of Denmark. Greenland came under Danish sovereignty in the year 1814, before it, Greenland was under the rule of Denmark-Norway for centuries. With the Constitution of Denmark in the year 1953, Greenland lastly became a part of Denmark. And the treaty that has taken place between them is known as Rigsf├Žllesskabet (Commonwealth of the Realm) in Danish.

However, in the year 1979 Denmark approved home rule to Greenland. Furthermore, in 2008, Greenland voted to have more powers to the local government. Hence, now Denmark regulates only foreign affairs, security, and financial policy. Besides, it also provides a subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion annually.

Moreover, the Greenland map shows that it lies partly in the temperate and partly in the arctic region hence the climate is tundra and continental type with extreme cold and short summer. Since temperature remains very low most the months hence, only southern part of the Greenland has human habitation and northern region is almost uninhabited. The local people largely depend upon the hunting and gathering. But nowadays, due to Greenland tourism and scientific research the economy and other infrastructure have been developed.

Quick Facts
Continent North America
Where is Located Greenland is a country located in the North America
Coordinates 836,109 sq mi
Capital Nuuk
Largest City Nuuk
Neighboring CountriesNone
Administrative divisions4 municipalities
Area 2,166,086 km 836,109 sq mi
Official Language Greenlandic
Currency Danish krone (DKK)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeGL
ISO Alpha-3 Code GRL
ISO Numeric Code304
GDP 11.59 billion kr 2011 estimate
Calling code 299
Time Zone (UTC+0 to -4)
Internet TLD .gl