Greenland Population: 56,733

Greenland is one of the world’s largest islands. Greenland has been politically as well as culturally linked with Europe. The traditional Inuit and Scandinavian cultures are both found in Greenland. The culture has intense artistic traditions that can be dated back to thousands of years. Greenland is famous for its music. There are some popular bands in Greenland. In sports, Greenland also has several events of interest. Handball is often called the official sport. There are famous activities such as skiing, fishing, ice climbing, snowboarding, etc. Although the population of the country is not large and work is limited, people thrive on fishing and other essential industries for work.

Largest Cities in Greenland by Population

Nuuk is the capital city of Greenland country which has the maximum population. Some other cities with a high population are Iqaluit, St. John’s, Reykjavík.

Greenland population history

In the year 2020, the population of Greenland was 56,175. The numbers have only slightly increased. Now the population is 56,770. There was slow growth in the urban population over these years that has led to the population now 49,552.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 56,770 0.14% 79 0 87.30% 49,552 0% 7,794,798,739 209
2019 56,672 0.19% 108 0 87.10% 49,335 0.00% 7,713,468,100 209
2018 56,564 0.15% 83 0 86.80% 49,107 0.00% 7,631,091,040 209
2017 56,481 0.12% 69 0 86.60% 48,897 0.00% 7,547,858,925 209
2016 56,412 0.06% 35 0 86.30% 48,698 0% 7,464,022,049 208
2015 56,377 -0.09% -52 0 86.10% 48,524 0% 7,379,797,139 208
2010 56,638 -0.11% -63 0 84.40% 47,793 0% 6,956,823,603 207
2005 56,951 0.27% 155 0 82.90% 47,188 0% 6,541,907,027 207
2000 56,175 0.13% 73 0 81.60% 45,839 0% 6,143,493,823 208
1995 55,811 0.07% 41 0 80.90% 45,152 0% 5,744,212,979 206
1990 55,604 0.89% 483 0 79.70% 44,315 0% 5,327,231,061 205
1985 53,190 1.17% 602 0 78% 41,468 0% 4,870,921,740 205
1980 50,179 0.24% 119 0 76.10% 38,197 0% 4,458,003,514 205
1975 49,586 1.48% 702 0 74.40% 36,887 0% 4,079,480,606 204
1970 46,074 3.95% 1,622 0 72.70% 33,516 0% 3,700,437,046 204
1965 37,964 3.98% 1,345 0 36.60% 13,905 0% 3,339,583,597 205
1960 31,239 3.86% 1,079 0 58.50% 18,285 0% 3,034,949,748 206
1955 25,846 2.36% 570 0 53.80% 13,905 0% 2,773,019,936 205

Greenland population forecast

The forecasts for the population show that the population in the country will progress slowly as always. In the year 2050, the population is expected to be 53,300.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 56,770 0.14% 79 0 87.30% 49,552 0% 7,794,798,739 209
2025 57,190 0.15% 84 0 88.40% 50,575 0% 8,184,437,460 209
2030 57,091 -0.03% -20 0 89.50% 51,103 0% 8,548,487,400 209
2035 56,535 -0.20% -111 0 90.50% 51,159 0% 8,887,524,213 209
2040 55,627 -0.32% -182 0 91.40% 50,831 0% 9,198,847,240 210
2045 54,505 -0.41% -224 0 92.20% 50,257 0% 9,481,803,274 210
2050 53,300 -0.45% -241 0 93% 49,565 0% 9,735,033,990 212

Greenland demographics

The lifespan of Greenland is 71.83 years. The birth rate is 2.00 per woman. The population of Greenland includes people who belong to Greenlandic Inuit. There are also Greenlandic Danes, North Americans, Danish Greenlanders, and other Europeans. The Inuit make 85%to 90% of the population.

Greenland religion and politics

The major religion in Greenland is protestant Christianity. They are mostly the members of the Lutheran Church of Denmark. The other denominations are Baptists, Roman Catholics, Seven-day Adventists, Jehovah’s witnesses.

Greenland is a constituent country. It functions as the parliamentary representative democratic dependency. The prime minister is the head of the government. It is a multi-party system. The country has complete autonomy on all matters, except the policies and decisions that affect the region.

Greenland economy

The economy of Greenland can be called as huge, mixed, and vulnerable. It has a large public sector and foreign trade. So this has led to strong growth but also inflation and unemployment. The economy is dependent on support for the Danish government. The exports for shrimp and fish are also a major factor behind the economy. The other industries in Greenland are oil, gold, hides, handicrafts, uranium, etc.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%