|Colony of Denmark–Norway (1721–1814)|
Colony of Denmark (1814–1950)
North Greenland (dark green) in 1815
|Frederick IV first|
|Frederick IX last|
|Johan Friedrich Schwabe first|
|Carl Fredrik Simony last|
|Today part of||Kingdom of Denmark|
The Northern Inspectorate of Greenland also known as North Greenland was a Danish inspectorate on Greenland consisting of the trading centers and missionary stations along the northwest coast of the island.
North Greenland was established in 1721. 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 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
- International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, An Indigenous Parliament?, IWGIA, 2005, p. 156.
- Brewster, David. "Greenland". The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol 10. J. & E. Parker, 1832.
- James Bell: A System of Geography. Glasgow 1892. p. 281 CHAP. III-GREENLAND.
- Etableringen af Landsrådene (The Creation of Local Councils of Greenland, 1911-2011), cites the laws of 27 May 1950 merging both local councils, with an election in 1951.