Many Asians Seek Greenland

Numbers from Statistics Greenland show that a record number of people with foreign citizenship live on the island, reports the Greenlandic broadcaster KNR.

Five years ago, there were 1017 non-citizens living in Greenland. This number has now increased to 1860.

The majority of these have citizenship in Asian countries, writes KNR. Most of them come from the Philippines (468) and Thailand (249), respectively. This is followed by Iceland (128) and China (80).

Back in 2017, most of the immigrants came from other European countries. 

In total, Greenland has 56 619 inhabitants per the 1st of October. That is 96 more than a year ago.