Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Greenland (GL). Explore satellite imagery of Nuuk, the capital city of Greenland, on the Google Maps of Arctic Region below.
Greenland (GPS: 72 00 N, 40 00 W) is located in Northern North America, an island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada. The country’s area measurements are total: 2,166,086 sq km; land: 2,166,086 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than three times the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is N/A.
One of the important features of Greenland: Dominates the North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe. Sparse population confined to small settlements along the coast. Close to one-quarter of the population lives in the capital, Nuuk. World’s second-largest ice sheet after that of Antarctica, covering an area of 1.71 million sq km (660,000 sq mi) or about 79% of the island, and containing 2.85 million cu km (684 thousand cu mi) of ice (this is almost 7% of all of the world’s freshwater). If all this ice were converted to liquid water, one estimate would be sufficient to raise the world’s oceans’ height by 7.2 m (24 ft).