Nuuk (Greenlandic for “The Cape”) is Greenland’s capitol, its largest municipality, and one of the largest towns in the Arctic region. Nuuk was founded by Norwegian missionary Hans Egede in 1728 and was originally named “Godthab”. With a population of approximately 13,500 the town is also the center of trade, shipping, industry, education, and administration for Greenland. In 1847 the Greenland Teachers College was built and today the town is also home to “Ilisimatusarfik” (University of Greenland). Most of the largest industries are headquartered in the town as well as the Greenland Cultural Center, the Institute of Natural Resources, Greenland’s Parliament, Law Court, the National Library, and the National Museum.
Air Greenland
Information about scheduled domestic and International flights, booking information, fixed wing and helicopter charter services, air cargo services and air fleet information.
Atuagkat
Store selling books, magazines and other print media about Greenland and the Arctic. Publications are listed by topics and may be ordered online.
Nuuk Tourism
Information about accommodations and tours in the capital, whale watching, tours to the ice cap, to a settlement and visits to the home rule government.
Royal Arctic Line
Provides marine transportation, Arctic exploration and supply services, Greenland to Denmark marine routes, coastal marine passenger and exploration services.
Royal Greenland
Producer of cold water prawns specializing in fishing and processing quality seafood. Provides a corporate profile, description of products, fish recipes, and contact details.
Weather Underground - Nuuk
Current weather conditions and short-term forecasts.
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August 31, 2007 at 10:04:39 UTC
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