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NUUK

Administration center
Nuuk is home to the Greenlandic government Naalakkersuisut, the Greenland National Museum and Katuaq Cultural Center. The only university in Greenland Ilisimatusarfik founded in 1989 is also located in Nuuk.

History
Nuuk was originally founded in 1721 by Hans Egede on an island on the north side of the fjord, called The Island of Hope. The settlement was relocated a few years later in 1728 to it’s present location and named Godthaab.
Hans Egede a danish/norwegian priest and missionary was sent to Greenland by the danish King at the time to colonize this new frontier. This attempt to colonize Greenland with soldiers and convicts failed due to most the the colonizers fell ill and died. The danish King ordered the remaining colonizers to return to Denmark in 1731. But Hans Egede stayed in Nuuk until his wife Gertud Rask died in 1736 where he left Greenland for good.

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Place: Capital

Name: Nuuk

Former name: Godthaab

Founded: 1728

Founder: Hans Egede

Coordinates: 640 10’ N   510 44’ W

Population: 16.454 (2013)

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Welcome to the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. A town with a unique location at the beautiful Kangerlua Fjord. In the summertime a perfect place for whale safaris and boat tours to the icefjord. Or visit some of the ancient ruins and the settlement Kapisillit deep in the fjord. The fjord is also a great place for fishing.

Atammik is a small settlement just north of Nuuk and south of Maniitsoq. It’s located close to the Fiske Fjord.

Nuuk
The capital of Greenland and the largest city with a population of 16.454. Nuuk is located just 240 km south of the Arctic Circle making it the worlds northernmost capital but also one the smallest. The greenlandic name Nuuk mean Cape because of it’s location at the end of the beautiful Nuup Kangerlua fjord.

Nuup Kangerlua Fjord
The fjord has a lot to offer. The small settlement Kapisillit i located 2-3 hours in boat from Nuuk. A beautiful place for trekking and cabin rentals. The fjord is also a great place for whale watching and fishing in the summertime. The humpback whale is a regular visitor to the these waters. A spectacular sight and experience.
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