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Greenland Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 56   Population 2000 (UN '000) 56
Area (km2) 377,972   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 149
Number of Administrative Units 17   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 3
Number of Urban Extents 1   Number of Settlement Points 14

Greenland Details

Continent North America
Country Name Greenland
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Region
Level2 Type Town/municipality
Number of Units 17
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 3
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2003
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 55
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 56
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 56
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 56
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 56
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 56
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 377,972
Average Input Resolution (km) 149
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 14
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 13,513
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,008
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 3,142
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 1
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 29
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 29
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 29
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 29
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 13,465
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 13,465
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 13,465
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 13,465
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 24%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 82%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 8
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Statistics Greenland
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Statistical Yearbook of Greenland 1997 ESRI level one shapefile from ArcWorld
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 200 inhabitants or more.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
The municipality (administrative 2 level) population includes population outside Greenland, termed as ?Outside Municipalities." The population "Outside Municipalities" was split between the three regions (East, West, and North) proportionately based on the population in those regions from all other places. The population of the towns listed below were assigned to the ?greenland rest? polygons (i.e., the ?outside municipalities?) depending on which region they fell within based on the maps at and ? Illoqqortoormiut ? East ? Ivittuut ? West ? Kangaatsiaq - West ? Qaanaaq - North
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes:
The 14 largest towns from the Statistical Yearbook were included as polygons in the coverage. These account for about 80% of the population.