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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Greenland


Kalaallit Nunaat  (Greenlandic)
Grønland  (Danish)
Anthem: "Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit" (Greenlandic)
(English: "You Our Ancient Land")
Kalaallit anthem: "Nuna asiilasooq" (Greenlandic)
(English: "The Land of Great Length")[a]
Location of Greenland
Location of Greenland
Location of Greenland (red) in the Kingdom of Denmark (red and beige)
Location of Greenland (red)

in the Kingdom of Denmark (red and beige)

Sovereign stateKingdom of Denmark
Union with Norway1262
Danish-Norwegian recolonization1721
Cession to Denmark14 January 1814
Home rule1 May 1979
Further autonomy and self rule21 June 2009[2][3]
and largest city
64°10′N 51°44′W / 64.167°N 51.733°W / 64.167; -51.733
Official languagesGreenlandic[b]
Recognised languagesDanish, English, and other languages if necessary[b]
Ethnic groups
Indigenous status:[5]


Christianity (Church of Greenland)
  • Greenlander
  • Greenlandic
GovernmentDevolved government within a parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Margrethe II
Mikaela Engell
• Premier
Múte Bourup Egede
Hans Enoksen
National representation
2 members
• Total
2,166,086 km2 (836,330 sq mi)
• Water (%)
Highest elevation
3,700 m (12,100 ft)
• 2020 estimate
56,081[7] (210th)
• Density
0.028/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$1.8 billion[8] (not ranked)
• Per capita
$37,000 (40-th)
HDI (2010)Increase 0.786[9]
high · 61st
CurrencyDanish krone (DKK)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 to UTC-04:00
Date formatdd-mm-yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+299
Postal codes
ISO 3166 codeGL
Internet TLD.gl


Greenland is the world's largest island, located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe for more than a millennium, beginning in 986. The majority of its residents are Inuit, whose ancestors migrated from Alaska through Northern Canada, gradually settling across the island by the 13th century.