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Greenland regions

General facts pertinent to research projects and expeditions


Greenland is the largest island of the world, but one of the less inhabitated areas. The ice cap covers the central part of the island leaving only narrow land area of up to a width of maximum 300 km mostly of much less extension.

The land area close to the ice cap is cut by glaciers and the coastal area is divided in islands and peninsulas by fjords. At certain coastal areas the ice cap is in contact with the shore line.

Greenland has a poulation of approx. 55 000 with 15 000 in the capital Nuuk and the remaining part spread in towns and municipalities on the west coast and in a few on the east coast.

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