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    Greenland Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/greenland/greenland_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada


      Geographic coordinates: 72 00 N, 40 00 W


      Map references: Arctic Region


      Area: total: 2,166,086 sq km
      land: 2,166,086 sq km (410,449 sq km ice-free, 1,755,637 sq km ice-covered) (2000 est.)


      Area - comparative: slightly more than three times the size of Texas


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 44,087 km


      Maritime claims: continental shelf: 200 NM or agreed boundaries or median line
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 NM or agreed boundaries or median line
      territorial sea: 3 NM


      Climate: arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters


      Terrain: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Gunnbjorn 3,700 m


      Natural resources: zinc, lead, iron ore, coal, molybdenum, gold, platinum, uranium, fish, seals, whales, hydropower, possible oil and gas


      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island


      Environment - current issues: protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling and seal hunting


      Geography - note: dominates North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe; sparse population confined to small settlements along coast, but close to one-quarter of the population lives in the capital, Nuuk; world's second largest ice cap


      NOTE: The information regarding Greenland on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greenland Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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