) population_note City and metropolitan population is co-extensive, the entire Metro area belongs to Nuuk City population_density_sq_km 23.84 population_density_sq_mi 62.09 population_demonym population_note timezone1 Western Greenland Standard utc_offset1 ‑3 timezone1_DST Western Greenland Daylight utc_offset1_DST ‑2 postal_code_type Postal code postal_code List of postal codes

in Greenland 3900 area_code_type area_code iso_code website The pre-1948 spelling (Danish orthography) was ''Godthaab''. is the capital (capital (political)) and largest city (List of cities and towns in Greenland) of Greenland. It is the seat of Government of Greenland government


Arctic-Roads.aspx The cost estimates have been between 250-500 MDKK, depending on road quality, but it has been considered expensive, and therefore the plans are delayed. The drive time would be much longer than the fly time, and there are also considerations to move the main hub of Air Greenland to Nuuk (Nuuk Airport), closing Kangerlussuaq airport. Climate The climate in Kangerlussuaq is subarctic, bordering on polar continental (Polar climate), with the area

), Qaqortoq, Narsaq, Nuuk (Godthåb), Aasiaat and Sisimiut. Several other towns have also small ports. The only two users of the harbors are Royal Arctic Line and Arctic Umiaq Line. File:JATO Bottle.jpg A RATO bottle File:JATO_ashtrays-Kangerlussuaq.JPG Expended RATO bottles being used as ashtrays in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland File:P2V_launch_CVB-42_1951.jpg A Lockheed P-2 Neptune launches from the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), 2

with OSS (Office of Strategic Services) crews, safely evacuated at least 2,000 Norwegians, 900 American internees and 150 internees of other nationalities from Sweden. Police troops (Norwegian refugees trained in Sweden) were also airlifted from Sweden to Finnmark. - style "background:#ddd;" Kangerlussuaq align center SFJ align center BGSF style "background:#ddd;" Kangerlussuaq Airport - Unlike Nuuk Airport, the airport


'''Sisimiut''', formerly '''Holsteinsborg''', is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately north of Nuuk. It is the administrative center of the Qeqqata Municipality and the second-largest town in Greenland, with a population of 5,598 people in 2013. Although now a place-name, ''Sisimiut'' literally means "the people at the fox burrows".

for its plentiful fauna, particularly the marine mammals providing subsistence for the early hunting societies. The population of modern Greenlanders in Sisimiut is a mix of the Inuit and Danish (Danes) peoples, who first settled in the area in the 1720s, under the leadership of the Danish missionary, Hans Egede. Today, Sisimiut is the largest business center north of the national capital of Nuuk and is one of the fastest growing towns in Greenland. Fishing is the principal

of the small Kangerluarsunnguaq Bay reserved for a modern suburb-style housing slated for construction in the 2010s. Several professional and general schools are based in Sisimiut, providing education to the inhabitants of the town and to those from smaller settlements in the region. The new Taseralik Culture Center is the second cultural center to be established in Greenland, after Katuaq (Katuaq Culture Centre) in Nuuk. The town has its own bus line, and is the northernmost year-round


vehicles are needed. During winter, snowmobiles become the transport of choice. Sea Qaqortoq is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq ferry. , the port can accommodate vessels up to

at Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq (also known by its Danish name Søndre Strømfjord), Qaqortoq, Narsaq, Nuuk (Godthåb), Aasiaat and Sisimiut. Several other towns have also small ports. The only two users of the harbors are Royal Arctic Line and Arctic Umiaq Line. After spending the winter in Iceland, Erik returned to Greenland in 985 with a large number of colonists and established two colonies on its southwest coast: the Eastern Settlement or Eystribyggð

, in modern-day Qaqortoq, and the Western Settlement or Vestribyggð, close to present-day Nuuk. (Eventually, a Middle Settlement grew, but many people suggest it formed part of the Western Settlement.) The Eastern and Western Settlements, both established on the southwest coast, proved the only two areas suitable for farming. During the summers, when the weather favored travel more, each settlement would send an army of men to hunt in Disko Bay above the Arctic Circle for food


accessdate 2006-07-30 archiveurl http: web 20081223171021 http: ~nunat week 51215.html#2 archivedate 2008-12-23 * 1 April 1999 - The Territory of Nunavut officially comes into being * 19 April 2001 - Iqaluit receives its order of official status as a city * 2002 - Iqaluit, along with Nuuk, Greenland, co-host the first jointly hosted Arctic Winter Games; the Arctic Winter Games Arena was constructed in Iqaluit for the event. * 5 February

image Flag of Nunavut.svg (Category:Iqaluit) Category:Populated places established in 1942 Category:Hudson's Bay Company trading posts in Nunavut Category:Cities in Nunavut Greenland competes in the biennial Island Games (International Island Games Association), as well as the biennial Arctic Winter Games. In 2002, Nuuk hosted the AWG in conjunction

;. '''Nuuk''' ( "good hope") is the capital (capital (political)) of Greenland, the northernmost capital in North America and the largest city (List of cities and towns in Greenland) in Greenland. Located in the Nuup Kangerlua fjord, the city lies on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea and on the west coast of Sermersooq. Nuuk is the largest cultural and economic center


than West Greenlandic. Kalaallisut is further divided into four subdialects. One that is spoken around Upernavik has certain similarities to East Greenlandic, possibly because of a previous migration from eastern Greenland. A second dialect is spoken in the region of Uummannaq and the Disko Bay. The standard language is based on the central Kalaallisut dialect spoken in Sisimiut in the north, around Nuuk and as far south as Maniitsoq

of Nuuk. Supply ships from the port head north, serving the entire coast, from the Uummannaq Fjord region, through Upernavik Archipelago, to Qaanaaq in the far north. ''M S Akamalik'', one of the largest ships in the fleet of Royal Greenland, is based


(1951) *23px (File:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg) Jinan, People's Republic of China (2001) *23px (File:Flag of Russia.svg) Kineshma, Russia (1969) *23px (File:Flag of Denmark.svg) Kongens Lyngby, Denmark (1951) *23px (File:Flag of Israel.svg) Matte Yehuda Regional Council, Israel (1967) *23px (File:Flag of the Czech Republic.svg) Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic (1978) *23px (File:Flag of Greenland.svg) Nuuk, Greenland (1965) * File:Flag

in a Bomb Disaster with 166 Casualties journal European Journal of Trauma volume 32 issue 4 pages 374–80 month August year 2006 doi 10.1007 s00068-006-6039-8 accessdate 2007-08-31 The shopping center was especially crowded, with almost 2,000 people, including many children who had come to see a clown performance. * Nuuk

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by ''Oqaasileriffik'', the Greenlandic language secretariat, located in the ''Ilimmarfik'' university Campus in Nuuk. Following World War II, the United States developed a geopolitical (Geopolitics) interest in Greenland, and in 1946 the United States offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100,000,000, but Denmark refused to sell. ref>


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, trainers and officials came together for the first Arctic Winter Games. The participants came from Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska. Since then, the Games have been held on fifteen occasions in different places and with ever more participants from more and more places within the Arctic region. The games in 2002 were the first jointly hosted Arctic Winter Games, by Nuuk, Greenland and Iqaluit, Nunavut. - Yellowknife CFYK (AM) CFYK

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