Where is Greenland in the World?

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Is Greenland a Country?

Since Greenland geographically looks like a continent of its own, north of North America, it is fair to ask: is Greenland a country? The answer is yes. Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. While it is part of Denmark, Greenland has a government that handles internal affairs.

Location

Greenland is located in North America between Baffin Bay and the Greenland Sea. It borders the Arctic Ocean to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the south.

Size

Greenland measures 2.16 million square kilometers, including the mainland and offshore islands, and is the biggest island in the world. Nearly 80% of Greenland's landmass is covered in ice.

Population

The autonomous country has about 56,480 people, making it one of the least populated countries globally. A majority of the population reside on the southwest coast than the rest of the country combined. 88% of the population are Inuit, and the remaining people are Danish. The widely spoken languages are English, Danish, and Greenlandic.

Economy

Greenland has a small economy because its harsh climate and small populace limit robust economic activity. Its major industries are agriculture, fishing, mining, and tourism. It depends on Denmark for revenue, and two-thirds of its budget comes from Denmark.

Is Greenland a Country?

Greenland: Continent View