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1UpTravel - Weather Forecast & Weather Reports of Cities Country-wise. - Weather Forecast for Cities of Greenland

Weather Forecast & Reports for Cities of Greenland

 Tasiilaq, Greenland
 Angisoq, Greenland
 Aputiteeq, Greenland
 Narsarsuaq, Greenland
 Constable Pynt, Greenland
 Daneborg, Greenland
 Danmarkshavn, Greenland
 Egedesminde, Greenland
 Frederikshaab, Greenland
 Groennedal, Greenland
 Godthaab / Nuuk, Greenland
 Holsteinsborg, Greenland
 Julianehaab, Greenland
 Jacobshavn Lufthavn, Greenland
 Kulusuk Lufthavn, Greenland
 Cape Tobin Automated Reporting Station, Greenland
 Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
 Scoresbysund, Greenland
 Sdr Stroemfjord, Greenland
 Thule A. B., Greenland

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

Geographic coordinates: 72 00 N, 40 00 W

Map references: Arctic Region

Area:
total: 2,175,600 sq km
land: 2,175,600 sq km (341,700 sq km ice-free, 1,833,900 sq km ice-covered) (est.)

Area - comparative: slightly more than three times the size of Texas

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 44,087 km

Maritime claims:
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 3 nm

Climate: arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters

Terrain: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
highest point: Gunnbjorn 3,700 m

Natural resources: zinc, lead, iron ore, coal, molybdenum, gold, platinum, uranium, fish, seals, whales

Land use:
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
permanent pastures: 1%
forests and woodland: 0%
other: 99% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land: NA sq km

Natural hazards: continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island

Environment - current issues: protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling; note - Greenland participates actively in Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)

Geography - note: dominates North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe; sparse population confined to small settlements along coast; world's second largest ice cap


Background: The world's largest island, about 84% ice-capped, Greenland was granted self-government in 1978 by the Danish parliament. The law went into effect the following year.



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