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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Greenland

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GREENLAND
GREENLAND

Greenland is a self-governing Island Region of Denmark but relies on Denmark for its foreign affairs.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Greenland - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

299

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

DK

Internet country code

GL

GRC Country Code

GRN

Greenland - Date and time formats

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   dd.mm.yyyy

Greenland - Languages

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The official language is Inuktitut External (Greenlandic, also called Kalaallisut in Greenland) (40 000 speakers), an Inuit (Eskimo) language. Danish External (7 830 speakers), the official language before June 2009, still widely used.

Greenland - Forms of address

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Forms of address are not used in Greenland.

Tables of forms of address External can be acquired

Greenland - Addresses

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Addresses are written in this format:

   Recipient name
   Thoroughfare[ ]number
   postal code[  ]SETTLEMENT NAME

for example:

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The postal code should be separated from the town name by two spaces.

The address may be written in Greenlandic or Danish.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Greenland - Postal codes

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Greenland belongs to the Danish postal system and, like Denmark, all its postal codes consist of a block of 4 digits placed before and on the same line as the settlement name. All Greenland postal codes begin with the number 39. Each settlement has its own postal code.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Greenland - Postal code format graphic

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Greenland - Postal code format

Greenland - Postal code specifics

Greenland - Postal code regular expression

\A((39)[0-9][0-9])\Z

Greenland - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Greenland

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Refer to Exonyms in Greenland for full lists of place names in Greenland in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http:www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Greenland - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Greenland is divided into 5 communes External, not used in addresses. These are:

    Avannaata
    Kujalleq External
    Qaasuitsup External
    Qeqertalik
    Sermersooq External

Some of the country is not assigned to any of these five communes.

Telephone numbers in Greenland

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Greenland telephone numbers have no area codes. All subscriber numbers have 6 digits. Mobile numbers begin 21-29, 42-49 or 51-59.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Greenland


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