South Greenland

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South Greenland
Syd-Grønland
Colony of Denmark–Norway (1728?–1814)
Colony of Denmark (1814–1950)
1728?–1950
Coat of arms of South Greenland
Coat of arms
South Greenland in 1815.svg
South Greenland (dark green) in 1815
History
Government
 • TypeMonarchy
Monarch  
• 1728–1730
Frederick IV first
• 1947–1950
Frederick IX last
Governor/Royal inspectors 
• 1782–1789
Bendt Olrik first
• 1945–1950
Carl Fredrik Simony last
History 
• Established
1728?
• Disestablished
1950
Succeeded by
Colony of Greenland (1950-1953)
Today part of Kingdom of Denmark

The Southern Inspectorate of Greenland also known as South Greenland was a Danish inspectorate 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] The northernmost town of South Greenland was Holsteinborg, which bordered Egedesminde, which was the southernmost town of North Greenland. This boundary between South and North Greenland ran at around 68°N degree of latitude, and in the South, South Greenland stretched to 59°30'N,[2] or to the southernmost point of Greenland.

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]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brewster, David. "Greenland". The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol 10. J. & E. Parker, 1832.
  2. ^ James Bell: A System of Geography. Glasgow 1892 p. 281 CHAP. III-GREENLAND.