Greenland

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Greenland

Official name:Greenland
Capital:Nuuk (Godthab)
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) (est.)
Climate:arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters
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
Comparative Area:slightly more than three times the size of Texas
Land boundaries:0 km
Coastline:44,087 km
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

Map of Greenland

Map of Greenland

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