The Human Truth Foundation


By Vexen Crabtree 2013



StatusProto Dependency
CapitalNuuk (Godthab)
Land Area 410 450km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas
Life Expectancy
ISO3166-1 CodesGL, GRL, 3042
Internet Domain.gl3
CurrencyKrone (DKK)4

1. Overview

Greenland, the world's largest island, 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 EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control of Greenland's foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Home Rule Government.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)6

Book CoverStone Age traditions collide with modern technology to create a complex society where children eat whale blubber while watching satellite TV and hunters learn first-aid skills to qualify as guides. It´s said that once a traveller has seen the rest of the world, there´s always Greenland. But with climate change undoubtedly stirring things up in this part of the world, we don´t think you should wait that long. Nature, at its most raw and powerful, calls the shots here: the world´s biggest noncontinental island is actually more than 80% icecap, leading to the world´s sparsest population.

Few places combine such magnificent scenery, clarity of light and raw power of nature. Vast swaths of beautiful wilderness and very few roads, give adventurers the freedom to wander at will, whether on foot, by ski or dogsled.

However you travel, schedule a safety margin for unpredictable weather and leave ample time in each destination to unwind, soak up the midnight sun, watch icebergs explode, be dazzled by the magic of the aurora borealis or to try some world-beating but charmingly uncommercialised opportunities for sea kayaking, rock climbing and salmon fishing.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)7

As a territory of Denmark I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Folk Religion0.8%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Evangelical Lutheran, traditional Inuit spiritual beliefs9.


3. The Internet

#internet #the_internet

Internet Users (2016)10
Pos.Higher is better10
2Faroe Islands99%
60Trinidad & Tobago69%
65St Kitts & Nevis66%
World Avg48.1%
IPv6 Uptake (2017)11
Pos.Higher is better
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
World Avg3.82

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

There isn't much information in the database for Greenland, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

All #tags used on this page - click for more:

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #homosexuality #internet #islam #judaism #the_internet

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References: (What's this?)

(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes.


  1. World Bank data on accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  3. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on^
  4. According to ISO4217.^
  5. According to ITU-T.^
  6. CIA (2013). Https:// accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  7. Lonely Planet (2014). Chapter "Greenland".^
  8. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  9. CIA (2013). Https:// accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  11. % of internet access via native IPv6 compared to IPv4. As of 2017 Jun 20, from Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  12. Sources:^

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