|Colony of Denmark–Norway (1728?-1814)
Colony of Denmark (1814-1950)
|•||1728-1730||Frederick IV first|
|•||1947-1950||Frederick IX last|
|•||1782–1789||Bendt Olrik first|
|•||1945–1950||Carl Fredrik Simony last|
|Today part of||Kingdom of Denmark|
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). 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, 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.
- List of inspectors of South Greenland, for the chief officers of the colony between 1782 and 1924
- List of governors of South Greenland, for the chief officers of the colony between 1924 and 1950
- North Greenland