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The coastal regions of Greenland are where all of the towns are located, primarily on the west. Greenland's capital and largest city is called Nuuk. The total population of Greenland is about 60,000, with about 15,000 living in Nuuk. The majority of Greenland's population is Inuit, the native North Americans, and about 12 percent of the population is European.
Greenland was originally inhabited by several civilizations of Eskimos and other native groups. The island was explored and then settled by Nordic nations beginning in around 986 AD. Greenland became a colony of Denmark in 1814, and then a commonwealth in 1953. Greenland continues to be a dependency of Denmark under the rule of the Danish monarchy, though it has gained increasing autonomy over time.
Last Updated On : October 10, 2012
Lat Long836,109 sq mi
Major ReligionThe prevailing religion in Greenland is Protestantism and Greenland is an independent diocese in the
Form of GovernmentParliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy
PresidentMargrethe II ( Queen)
Prime MinisterAleqa Hammond
CurrencyDanish krone (DKK)
GDP11.59 billion kr 2011 estimate
Time Zone(UTC+0 to -4)