Year of 2018


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Winter in Old Nuuk

It may not look like a bustling metropolis, but Nuuk is Greenland’s largest city and capital. Fewer than 56,000 people live in Greenland, and nearly a third of them reside in the modern comfort of Nuuk. Greenland is a constituent country of Denmark, and in Nuuk, the Danes have been a modernizing influence on the city, even here in Old Nuuk, a part of town established in the 1740s. Despite the Danish presence, the majority of Greenland’s population is Greenlandic Inuit. Nuuk began as a coastal fishing settlement, and much of Greenland’s commercial fishing fleet is still based out of the city’s harbor, which is also used as a shipping port.


Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland and the municipality of Sermersooq. It is the seat of government and the country's largest cultural and economic centre. The major cities closest to the capital are Iqaluit and St. John's in Canada and Reykjavík in Iceland. Nuuk contains almost a third of Greenland's population and its tallest building. Nuuk is the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. In January 2016, it had a population of 17,316.
Population: 17,798 (2018)
Travel tip: Located only 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle, at the mouth of a group of fjords, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, is the perfect starting point for a whale-watching trip, a dog-sled ride, or glacier exploration. Daily flights bring visitors to a land that has been inhabited for over 4000 years. The National Museum and Archives … @tripadvisor
Area: 265 sq miles
Colleges and universities: University of Greenland
A panoramic photo compilation of Nuuk, Greenland as seen from a hill near the statue of Hans Egede in the old colonial part of town. The mountain Sermitsiaq is seen in the background all the way to the left, Store Malene directly behind the city, and Kingigtorssuaq can be seen behind it to the right
A panoramic photo compilation of Nuuk, Greenland as seen from a hill near the statue of Hans Egede in the old colonial part of town. The mountain Sermitsiaq is seen in the background all the way to the left, Store Malene directly behind the city, and Kingigtorssuaq can be seen behind it to the right. Photo by Paul Cziko.





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