|Colony of Denmark–Norway (1728?-1814)
Colony of Denmark (1814-1950)
|•||1728-1730||Frederick IV first|
|•||1947-1950||Frederick IX last|
|•||1782–1786||Johan Friedrich Schwabe first|
|•||1945–1950||Carl Fredrik Simony last|
|Today part of||Greenland|
North Greenland was a Danish colony on Greenland consisting of the trading centers and missionary stations along the northwest coast of the island. Its capital was at Godhavn (modern Qeqertarsuaq). The southernmost town of North Greenland was Egedesminde, which bordered Holsteinborg, which was the northernmost town of South Greenland. This boundary between North and South Greenland ran at around 68°N degree of latitude, and in the North, North Greenland stretched to 78°N to enclose Thule.
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.
- List of inspectors of North Greenland, for the chief officers of the colony between 1782 and 1924
- List of governors of North Greenland, for the chief officers of the colony between 1924 and 1950
- Avannaa County, Greenland, a former administrative division of Greenland also known as "North Greenland" in English
- South Greenland
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