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Travel to Greenland

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Greenland

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -2
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellular phone etc.)
  • Currency: Danish Krone (Dkr)
  • Country Dialing Code: 299

Greenland

Location
Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada

Capital
Nuuk (Godthab)

Population
56,375 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
3 districts (landsdele); Avannaa (Nordgronland), Tunu (Ostgronland), Kitaa (Vestgronland) note: there are 18 municipalities in Greenland

Climate
arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters

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

Religions
Evangelical Lutheran

Languages
Greenlandic (East Inuit), Danish, English

Government type
parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy

Background
The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the European Union) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute over stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament. The law went into effect the following year. Denmark continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs.

Flag of Greenland
Flag of GreenlandThe design represents the sun reflecting off a field of ice; the colors are the same as those of the Danish flag and symbolize Greenland's links to the Kingdom of Denmark



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Source: Central Intelligence Agency.
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