One of the world’s most underexplored and mineral rich countries, Greenland represents an extremely exciting opportunity.
- Greenland is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark.
- The capital of Greenland is Nuuk.
- Current population of approx. 56,081. It is the least densely populated region in the world.
- The official language spoken is Greenlandic. English and Danish are common second languages.
- For two months of the year Greenland sees perpetual daylight.
- Fishing and hunting are the countries largest industries.
The world’s largest island, the country is located between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The island covers an area of approximately 2 million km2 and is characterized by a mountainous arctic landscape. Formed approximately 3800-1600 million years ago, the central basement shield is composed of gneiss complexes and belts of metamorphosed sedimentary and volcanic rocks.
Approximately 80% of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice, 4km deep in some places. Warming temperatures in the Arctic are causing this ice to slowly melt exposing the countries mineral rich land. Deposits of rare-earth minerals, gems, gold are being discovered as well as reserves of iron-ore, uranium and oil and gas.