Greenland’s Banana Coast.


Sineriak Bananeqarfik is Greenlandic for “Banana Coast”. That is the nickname of Greeland’s southern coast. Greenland has an ironic name, considering that most of Greenland’s 2,166,086 km(836,330 sq mi) of land consists of ice cap, the largest outside of Antarctica. However, the southern coast of Greenland truly has green vegetation and even trees. Being the southernmost part of Greenland, this is the warmest part of Greenland, specifically Kujalleq, a municipality (Greenland’s equivalent of a state, province, or county) in southern Greenland. No, bananas do not grow here, but it does have a milder (though still cold) climate than anywhere else in Greenland, suitable for raising sheep, a big part of Kujalleq’s economy.

The largest city in the region is Qaqortoq. This city is is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq, a passenger and freight ferry for Greenland. It’s a trading center and a seaport. One other fact about this part of Greenland. There is no permafrost in Greenland’s Banana Coast.

Learn more from the video below (Source: Youtube, TheGeoScholar)


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