Greenland is the largest island in the world and covers an area of 2,166,086 km². Greenland sits atop the Greenland plate, the Arctic part of the North American plate. In political terms Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Aside from the Antarctica, the northern island is the least densely populated territory in the world. It is home to only 56.171 people. In Greenland the name of the capital is Nuuk, in Danish it is called Godthåb, 17,316 people live there, so it is the most populated town of the island. The common language used is Danish. The north coast of Greenland is 710 km away from the North Pole. Kulusuk village is located at the south-eastern coast. In summer there are several flights from Iceland. The town of Ilulissat is situated in the south-west of Greenland, where tourism has already become an important factor.