[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.50) Greenland Island – World’s largest island

17-10-2020

(WorldKings.org) Greenland island located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. With an area of 2,166,086 square km, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Greenland Island as “World’s largest island” on October 17th 2020.

Based on the world record nomination from America Records Institute (AMRI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/604/2020/No.60, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Greenland Island as World’s largest island.

 

 

Greenland island located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. It 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 (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium. The majority of its residents are Inuit, whose ancestors migrated from Alaska through Northern Canada, gradually settling across the island by the 13th century.

 

 

Nowadays, the population is largely concentrated on the southwest coast, while the rest of the island is sparsely populated. Greenland is divided into five municipalities – Sermersooq, Kujalleq, Qeqertalik, Qeqqata, and Avannaata. Three-quarters of Greenland is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica.

With a population of 56,081 (2020), it is the least densely populated region in the world. About a third of the population lives in Nuuk, the capital and largest city; the second-largest city in terms of population is Sisimiut, 320 kilometres (200 mi) north of Nuuk.

 

 

The Greenland ice sheet covers 1,755,637 square km. It has a volume of 2,850,000 cubic km. Gunnbjorn Fjeld is the highest point on Greenland at 3,700 m. The majority of Greenland is less than 1,500 m in elevation.

Greenland is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, the Greenland Sea to the east, the Artic Ocean to the north, and Baffin Bay to the west. The nearest countries to Greenland are Iceland to the east and Canada to the west. The country also contains the world’s largest national park.

According to en.wikipedia

 

 


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