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    Groenlandia Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Northern North America, island between the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Canada

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 72 00 N, 40 00 W

      Referencias en el mapa: Arctic Region

      Area:
      total: 2,175,600 sq km
      land: 2,175,600 sq km (341,700 sq km ice-free, 1,833,900 sq km ice-covered) (est.)

      Area - comparativo: slightly more than three times the size of Texas

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 44,087 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 3 nm

      Clima: arctic to subarctic; cool summers, cold winters

      Terreno: flat to gradually sloping icecap covers all but a narrow, mountainous, barren, rocky coast

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Gunnbjorn 3,700 m

      Recursos Naturales: zinc, lead, iron ore, coal, molybdenum, gold, platinum, uranium, fish, seals, whales

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 1%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 99% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: continuous permafrost over northern two-thirds of the island

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: protection of the arctic environment; preservation of the Inuit traditional way of life, including whaling; note - Greenland participates actively in Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC)

      Nota - geograf�a: dominates North Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe; sparse population confined to small settlements along coast; world's second largest ice cap

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