South Greenland

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South Greenland
Colony of Denmark–Norway (1728?-1814)
Colony of Denmark (1814-1950)

Flag of South Greenland

Flag of Denmark

Government Monarchy
 -  1728-1730 Frederick IV first
 -  1947-1950 Frederick IX last
Governor/Royal inspectors
 -  1782–1789 Bendt Olrik first
 -  1945–1950 Carl Fredrik Simony last
 -  Established 1728?
 -  Disestablished 1950
Today part of  Greenland

South Greenland was a Danish colony on Greenland consisting of the trading centers and missionary stations along the southwest coast of the island. Its capital was at Godthaab (modern Nuuk).[1]

In 1911, as the administration of the colony was removed from the Royal Greenland Trading Department and folded into the Danish Ministry of the Interior, a provincial council (Danish: landsråd) was established. It was elected indirectly from the local councils and had little say in the management of the colony.

It was united with North Greenland in 1950.[verification needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brewster, David. "Greenland". The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol 10. J. & E. Parker, 1832.