Greenland Flag

Greenland flag
Greenland flag

Greenland's flag is a white and red horizontal bicolor with a red-and-white disk in the center. Thue Christiansen, a Greenlandic native, designed the flag, which was officially approved in 1915. The white stripe depicts Greenland's ice sheet, while the red stripe represents the earth and the red-and-white disk represents the sun.

The flag is known locally as the Erfalasorput, which means “our flag,” and is also known as the Aappalaartoq, which means “the red.”

Greenland's flag is distinct from the flags of the Nordic countries and regions in that it lacks a Nordic Cross. Greenlanders frequently display both the Greenlandic flag and the Danish flag, known as the Dannebrog, side by side. The flag is 18 by 12 parts, with each stripe measuring 6 parts and the diameter of the disk at 8 parts. The disk is 7 parts horizontally offset from the hoist and vertically centered.

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Country information

Greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark located in North America, between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. It is the world's largest island, with a land area of over 836,000 square miles. The capital of Greenland is Nuuk, which is located on the western coast and is the largest city in the territory.

Greenland has a population of approximately 56,000 people, and the official language is Danish. The majority of the population is of Inuit descent, and the main religions in Greenland are Christianity and traditional Inuit spirituality.

Greenland has a polar climate, with cold temperatures and high winds throughout the year. The territory is covered by a massive ice sheet, which is home to a number of unique species of plants and animals.

The economy of Greenland is primarily based on fishing and hunting, with the main catches being cod, halibut, and shrimp. The country is also an important producer of hydroelectric power and has a growing tourism industry.

As an autonomous territory of Denmark, Greenland is a full part of the European Union, but it is not part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The territory is self-governing, with a prime minister as the head of government and a queen as the symbolic head of state.

Overall, Greenland is a unique and fascinating territory with a rich culture and a unique natural environment. Its harsh climate and isolation make it an important center for scientific research, and its rich ecosystem is a source of fascination for scientists and naturalists from around the world. Its growing tourism industry and abundant natural resources make it an important player in regional and international affairs.

Independent No
Country codes GL, GRL (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Greenland
Official languages Greenlandic
Religion /
Capital city Nuuk
Continent North America
Time zone UTC−5 (EST) • Summer (DST) •  UTC−4 (EDT)
Member of United Nations
Population 57,020 (2023)
Population density 0 per Km2 (0 people per mi2)
Urban Population 87.3 % of the population is urban (49,552 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) /
Median age /
Total area The total land area is 410,450 Km2 (158,476 sq. miles)
Highest point Gunnbjørn Fjeld (3 700 m, 12 139 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 54,571 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Danish krone (kr., DKK)
Calling code +299
Internet TLD .gl (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Greenland Wikipedia Page

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