At 2,166,086 square kilometres, Greenland is the world’s largest island but it also has one of the smallest populations. It has less than 57,000 inhabitants of whom about 15,000 live in the capital Nuuk. It is geographically part of North America, but politically is part of Europe. It is the third largest country in North America. Greenland is not that green. Around 85 per cent of this island is always covered with ice.