The town

With its 17.000 inhabitants, Nuuk is the capitol of Greenland.

The town was founded in 1728 by the Danish-Norwegian priest, Hans Egede who was sent to Greenland by the Danish king to discover the Northerners.

At his arrival, the Northerners were no longer in Greenland, and instead he met the Greenlandic Inuit people, who had been living there for centuries.

Nuuk is located by the mouth of the web of inlets known as Nuuk Kangerlua. About 240 km south of the Polar Circle.

The Greenlandic home rule was established in May 1979, and since then the national parliament (Inatsisartut) and the central administration have been seated in Nuuk.