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GREENLAND
(pronounced - green-luhnd | ˈgriːnlənd)
OFFICIAL NAME: Greenland
DEMONYMS: Greenlander, American, New Worlder
Greenland is part of the North America region in the continent of the Americas. Greenland is also known as Kalaallit Nunaat or the Land of the People. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 2.2 million square kilometres in size. The primary languages spoken are Kalaallisut and Danish; the capital city is Nuuk and the main currency used is the Danish Krone.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Index
High
LGBTQIA+ Dollar
c.30 million
LGBTQIA+ Population
c.1.5 thousand
ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Yes
RECOGNISE GENDER CHANGE
Yes
BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY
No

Geography

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CAPITAL

Nuuk

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REGION

North America

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CONTINENT

Americas

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

2166086

(square kilometers)

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SURROUNDING OCEAN(S)

Atlantic Ocean | Arctic Ocean

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Name in other languages

learn the literal translations of the country’s name in twelve of the most popular languages
English Flag
English
Greenland
Mandarin Flag
Mandarin
格陵兰
Dutch Flag
Dutch
Groenland
Spanish Flag
Spanish
Groenlandia
Arabic Flag
Arabic
غرينلاند
Portuguese Flag
Portuguese
Groenlândia
French Flag
French
Groenland
Hebrew Flag
Hebrew
גרינלנד
Russian Flag
Russian
Гренландия
German Flag
German
Grönland
Hindi Flag
Hindi
ग्रीनलैंड
Japanese Flag
Japanese
グリーンランド

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  October 11, 2022
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Latest

| STATUS

  • The country has progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights
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Government

| INFORMATION

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GREENLAND
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
udenrigsministeriet | uttanríkismálaráðið | nunanut allanut ministereqarfik
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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GREENLAND
MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND HEALTH
indenrigs- og sundhedsministeriet
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
hilsen | aluu
HI
hej | aluu / inuugujoq
HOW ARE YOU?
hvordan har du det? | qanoq ippit?
GOOD MORNING
god morgen | iterluarit
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
jeg har det godt, og du? | -
GOOD AFTERNOON
god eftermiddag | inuugujaq
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
hvad hedder du? | qanoq ateqarpit?
GOOD NIGHT
godnat | inuugujaq
MY NAME IS…
mit navn er ... | imik ateqarpunga
WELCOME
velkommen | tikilluarit
NICE TO MEET YOU
dejligt at møde dig | nuanneq naapillutit
GOODBYE
farvel | ajunnginniarna
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
taler du engelsk? | tuluttut oqalusinnaavit?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

In case of an emergency, you can find the contact telephone number and phrases in all of the main spoken languages within that country. If using a smartphone, you can call immediately by pressing the button found within each revelant service
Ambulance
AMBULANCE
- (kalaallisut) | ambulance (danish)

dial
112

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
- (kalaallisut) | politi (danish)

dial
112

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
- (kalaallisut) | brand (danish)

dial
112

Call Fire Service Now


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EMERGENCY
nødsituation | -
HELP ME
hjælp mig | -
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
hvor er det nærmeste hospital? | -
STOP
hold op | -
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
hvor er nærmeste apotek? | -
HOSPITAL
sygehus | -
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
hvor er politistationen? | -
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

299

INTERNET SUFFIX

.gl

LANGUAGES

Kalaallisut, Danish

CURRENCY

NAME:
Danish Krone
SYM:
kr
DIVISION:
100 øre

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
4
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug E Electricity Plug F Electricity Plug K

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CLIMATE

Nuuk

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-3.9°C | 25°F
02| FEB
-4.1°C | 24.7°F
03| MAR
-3.4°C | 25.9°F
04| APR
0.2°C | 32.4°F
05| MAY
5°C | 41°F
06| JUN
10°C | 50°F
07| JUL
12.9°C | 55.3°F
08| AUG
12.1°C | 53.7°F
09| SEP
7.6°C | 45.7°F
10| OCT
3.2°C | 37.8°F
11| NOV
-0.4°C | 31.2°F
12| DEC
-2.4°C | 27.6°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-9.4°C | 15.1°F
02| FEB
-10.2°C | 13.6°F
03| MAR
-9.6°C | 14.7°F
04| APR
-5.7°C | 21.8°F
05| MAY
-1.2°C | 29.9°F
06| JUN
2.1°C | 35.8°F
07| JUL
4.6°C | 40.2°F
08| AUG
4.6°C | 40.3°F
09| SEP
1.6°C | 34.9°F
10| OCT
-2.2°C | 28°F
11| NOV
-5.7°C | 21.8°F
12| DEC
-8.2°C | 17.3°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Dry SeasonDRY
Saison humide / Saison des pluies (fr) | Regenzeit (de) | Estación lluviosa / Húmeda (es) | Stagione delle piogge (it) | Regentijd (du) | Estação Molhada / Estação Chuvosa (pt)
February-September
Wet SeasonWET
Saison sèche (fr) | Trockenzeit (de) | Estación seca (es) | Stagione Asciutta (it) | Droge tijd (du) | Estação Seca (pt)
October-January
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  USEFUL PHRASES | INSTRUCTIONS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
ja | -
EXCUSE ME
undskyld mig | utoqqatsissutigaa
NO
ingen | -
PLEASE
vær venlig | ikinngutinnersumik
NO, THANK YOU
nej tak | -
SORRY
undskyld | utoqqatsissutigaa
MAYBE
måske | -
THANK YOU
tak | qujan

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

Multiple | UTC-3 (America/Godthab) | UTC-4 (America/Thule) | UTC (America/Danmarkshavn) | UTC-1 (America/Scoresbysund)

DST APPLIES

Yes
  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME (DST)
2023
STARTS
Mar 26, 2023
ENDS
Oct 29, 2023
2024
STARTS
Mar 31, 2024
ENDS
Oct 27, 2024

DST ADJUSTMENT

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DST TIMEZONE

Multiple | UTC-2 (America/Godthab) \ UTC-3 (America/Thule) \ UTC+1 (America/Danmarkshavn) \ UTC (America/Scoresbysund)

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

47
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

33
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
Required for all non-EU residents.
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
kørselsvejledning og vejledning | -
HOW DO I GET THERE?
hvordan kommer jeg derhen? | -
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
hvor meget er det? | qanoq akeqarpa/t?
HOW FAR IS IT?
hvor langt er det? | -
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
accepterer du kreditkort? | -
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
hvor er toilettet? | naak w.c-ii?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
jeg er ikke interesseret | -
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
hvor er den nærmeste restaurant? | -
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
jeg forstår ikke | paasinngilara
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
hvor meget skylder jeg dig? | -

LGBTQIA+ RELATED

LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
- (kalaallisut) | lesbisk (danish)
Gay Flag
Gay
- (kalaallisut) | homoseksuel (danish)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
- (kalaallisut) | biseksuel (danish)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
- (kalaallisut) | transseksuelle (danish)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
- (kalaallisut) | intersex (danish)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
- (kalaallisut) | ukønnet (danish)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
- (kalaallisut) | afhør (danish)
Community Flag
Community
- (kalaallisut) | fællesskab (danish)
Gender Flag
Gender
- (kalaallisut) | kønrelateret (danish)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
- (kalaallisut) | relateret til seksualitet (danish)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
- (kalaallisut) | ikke-binær (danish)
Queer Flag
Queer
- (kalaallisut) | queer (danish)
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