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Greenland

Greenland Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
  • Total area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways."
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than three times the size of Texas 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than three times the size of Texas 2008
Area > Land 2.17 million sq km 2005 13th out of 226
Area > Land > Per capita 38,044.89 sq km per 1,000 people 2005 1st out of 218
Area > Total 2.17 million sq km 2013 13th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 350 2008 143th out of 169
Climate arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters 2013
Coastline 44,087 km 2014 3rd out of 242
Geographic coordinates 72 00 N, 40 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 410,450 sq km 2008 55th out of 199
Location Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada 2013
Natural resources coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, molybdenum, diamonds, gold, platinum, niobium, tantalite, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 410,450 km² 2005 58th out of 204
Terrain flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast 2013
Total area > Sq. km 410,450 2008 56th out of 199

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

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Greenland Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 8 Maritime claims 4
Land use 3 Surface area 3