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Google maps, detailed facts of Greenland, (ISO: GL) and the capital city, Nuuk. This page enables you to explore Greenland and its land boundaries in 0 km. You may also view the border countries of Greenland (total: N/A, N/A with its area of total: 2,166,086 sq km; land: 2,166,086 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Greenland.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Greenland, Arctic Region starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Greenland Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Greenland, located in Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Greenland and its location (Arctic Region), at the geographic coordinates of 72 00 N, 40 00 W, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Greenland, GL. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Greenland. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Greenland, Arctic Region is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Greenland Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Greenland including Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland

Name of the country: Greenland Capital city: Nuuk
Geographical coordinates of Greenland: 72 00 N, 40 00 W Geographical coordinates of Nuuk: 64 11 N 51 45 W
Location of Greenland: Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada Continent / area: Arctic Region
The area of Greenland: total: 2,166,086 sq km; land: 2,166,086 sq km Area comparative of Greenland: slightly more than three times the size of Texas
The elevation data of Greenland: mean elevation: 1,792 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Gunnbjorn Fjeld 3,700 m The climate of Greenland: arctic to subarctic: cool summers, cold winters
Land use of Greenland: agricultural land: 0.6%; arable land 0%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0.6%; forest: 0%; other: 99.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: N/A
Geographical notes of Greenland: dominates North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe; sparse population confined to small settlements along coast; close to one-quarter of the population lives in the capital, Nuuk; world’s second largest ice sheet after that of Antarctica The terrain of Greenland: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast
Land boundaries of Greenland: 0 km Borders countries of Greenland: N/A
Maritime claims of Greenland: territorial sea: 3 nautical miles, exclusive fishing zone: 200 nautical miles or agreed boundaries or median linecontinental shelf: 200 nautical miles or agreed boundaries or median line

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Fast facts about Greenland

Are you traveling to Greenland? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Arctic Region, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada.

Did you know that the legal system of Greenland is the laws of Denmark apply where applicable and Greenlandic law applies to other areas?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Greenland, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways note: although there are short roads in towns, there are no roads between towns; inter-urban transport is either by sea or by air (2015)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: NUUK (capital) 17,000 (2014). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 86.4% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Greenland: 57,728 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of -0.02% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Greenlandic (East Inuit) (official language), Danish (official language), English. In these days, Greenland has to face with a net migration rate of -6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Greenland nowadays; Inuit 88%, Danish and other 12% (2010 estimate).

The right to vote in Greenland can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; see Denmark.

In case if you plan to visit Greenland for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Greenland are: June 21 (longest day).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Greenland, these are the most likely dangers you might face: continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Nuuk and / or Greenland?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Greenland, the population has to face with a death rate of 8.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Greenland

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Greenland. Here they are: Greenlandic (East Inuit) (official language), Danish (official language), English.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .gl

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; arctic to subarctic: cool summers, cold winters.

Its capital city is Nuuk, where the local time zone is UTC-3, which is 2 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Nuuk: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October. Note: Greenland has four time zones.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Greenland; mean elevation: 1,792 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Gunnbjorn Fjeld 3,700 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 44,087 km and the length of the land boundaries is 0 km.

Current environmental issues in Greenland; protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling and seal hunting.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island.

For your traveling options, there are 15 (2013) airports and N/A heliports in Greenland all together with N/A waterways, and roadways in total: note: although there are short roads in towns, there are no roads between towns; inter-urban transport is either by sea or by air (2015).

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Background of Greenland

Like every nation, Greenland also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Greenland, the world’s largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland became an integral part of the Danish Realm in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland remains a member of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association of the EU. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland, including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland’s Self-Rule Government. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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