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A panoramic photo of Nuuk taken in October 2006
A panoramic photo of Nuuk taken in October 2006
Location of the Nuuk municipality in Greenland
Location of the Nuuk municipality in Greenland

Nuuk (The Cape in Greenlandic) (Danish: Godthåb, which translates to "Good Hope" in English, and was the name of the ship which brought the settlers) is the capital and largest city of the self-governing Danish territory of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland). The city was founded in 1728 by the Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, and given the name Godthåb. However Hans Egede had arrived at place he called Colony of Hope (in Danish known as Håbets Ø) close to the already existing Inuit population living in Kangeq. At this time Greenland was technically a Norwegian colony under the Dano-Norwegian Crown, but the colony had not had any contact with Norway proper for more than two centuries. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 62 pixel Image in higher resolution (11465 × 889 pixel, file size: 853 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A panoramic photo compilation of Nuuk, Greenland as seen from a hill near the statue of Hans Egede in the old colonial part... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 62 pixel Image in higher resolution (11465 × 889 pixel, file size: 853 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A panoramic photo compilation of Nuuk, Greenland as seen from a hill near the statue of Hans Egede in the old colonial part... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x1404, 33 KB) Map showing location of the Nuuk municipality in w:Greenland File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nuuk ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (720x1404, 33 KB) Map showing location of the Nuuk municipality in w:Greenland File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Nuuk ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has a second meaning based on an alternative sense of capital) is the principal city or town associated with a countrys government. ... Events Astronomical aberration discovered by the astronomer James Bradley Swedish academy of sciences founded at Uppsala The founding of the University of Havana (Universidad de la Habana), Cubas most well-established university. ... Hans Egede Statue in Nuuk Hans Egede (January 31, 1686, Harstad, Northern Norway–November 5, 1758, Falster, Denmark) was a Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the Apostle of Greenland. ... Look up De jure in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ...


However, the site has a long history of different inhabitation first by the ancient Inuit people known as the Saqqaq culture around 2000 B.C. Later by Viking explorers in the 10th century and shortly thereafter, by Inuit peoples. Inuit and Vikings lived together in this area from around 1000 A.D until around 1500 A.D. Today Nuuk--as the rest of Greenland--is populated by Inuit and Danes. It is located at the mouth of the Nuup Kangerlua (or in Danish Godthåbsfjorden) inlet on the west coast of Greenland, about 150 miles (240 km) south of the Arctic Circle, and has a population of 14,501 (as of January 2005). Nuuk is located at approx. 64°10′N 51°45′W.[1] The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Arctic Circle in red A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ...


The city is commonly known as Godthåb in Danish, although since home rule was enacted in 1979, the official name of the city is its Greenlandic name of Nuuk. It is the seat of government for the municipality of Nuuk, which encompasses about 39,000 square miles (100,000 km²) of Greenland. For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...

A portion of Nuuk as seen from the air
A portion of Nuuk as seen from the air

Nuuk is home to the University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik). Image File history File links Photograph taken by Kaare Sørensen and uploaded to the Danish Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links Photograph taken by Kaare Sørensen and uploaded to the Danish Wikipedia. ... The University of Greenland (named Ilisimatusarfik, Kalaallit Nunaata Universitetia) is a university located in Nuuk, Greenland. ...


Air Greenland operates air services to Nuuk. Air Greenland Boeing 757-200 at Kangerlussuaq Airport. ...


The FC Copenhagen and former VfB Stuttgart, Ajax and Chelsea professional soccer player Jesper Grønkjær was born in Nuuk. The winger is also a regular Danish International, and he is known for his speed and long range shots, many which have led to spectacular and memorable goals. VfB Stuttgart is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. ... Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Euronext: AJAX) also referred to as Ajax Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, or simply Ajax (pronounced /ˈʌɪjaks/), is a professional football club from Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Jesper Grønkjær (born 12 August 1977 in Nuuk, Greenland) is a Danish professional football player who currently plays for F.C. Copenhagen. ... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football, rugby union, rugby league and field hockey. ... First international Denmark 9 - 0 France B (London, England; 19 October 1908) Largest win Denmark 17 - 1 France A (London, England; 22 October 1908) Worst defeat Official: Germany 8 - 0 Denmark (Breslau, Germany; 16 May 1937) Unofficial: Denmark 1-11 Basque Country (Denmark; 29 August 1937) World Cup Appearances 3... In Organizational Development, goals represent desired future states of organizations. ...


The current mayor is Agnethe Davidsen.
Agnethe Davidsen (born in 1947) is the current mayor of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. ...


Notes

Kingittorsuaq mountain (1,184 meters) in Nuuk

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    External links

    • Official website of the city of Nuuk
    • Nuuk Weather Forecast

    Coordinates: 64°10′N 51°45′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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    Nuuk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
    Nuuk (The Cape) (Danish: Godthåb, which translates to "Good Hope" in English) is the capital and largest city of the self-governing Danish territory of Greenland.
    It is located at the mouth of the Godthåbsfjorden inlet on the west coast of Greenland, about 150 miles (240 km) south of the Arctic Circle, and has a population of 14,501 (01/01-2005).
    Nuuk is home to the University of Greenland (Ilisimatusarfik).
    Nuuk (133 words)
    Nuuk (Danish: Godthåb) is the capital of the self-governing Danish territory of Greenland.
    It is located at the mouth of the Godthåbsfjorden inlet on the west coast of Greenland, about 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle, and has a population of 12,217.
    It is the seat of government for the commune of Nuuk, which encompasses about 39,000 square miles of Greenland and has more than 15,000 residents.
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