Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 18 facts about Nuuk!
- Nuuk is the capital of Greenland.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful town? It’s pronounced N-yoo-uu-k.
- The total land area of Nuuk is 265 square miles (690 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost twice the size of Sheffield.
- Nuuk’s population was 16,992 in 2015…
- …that’s roughly 1/33 of the population of Sheffield…
- …and gives it a population density of only 64 residents per square mile!
- Nuuk is located 16 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Nuuk are known as Greenlanders.
- Greenlanders living in Nuuk enjoy a polar climate with cool summers, cold and snowy winters and an average annual temperature of -1.4°C!
- Looking to fly yourself to Nuuk? You’ll need the coordinates of 64.1750° N, 51.7389° W.
- Make sure you join a whale watching tour if you’re in Nuuk; it’s a rare opportunity to get up close to these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
- The official language of Nuuk is Greenlandic.
- Nuuk was founded in 1728 as the first town in Greenland! Despite being classed as a town for nearly 300 years, there have been settlements in the area for around 4,200 years!
- Danish Krone is the official currency here.
- Unlike in most capitals, residents of Nuuk often use boats and helicopters rather than cars as a mode of transport due to the lack of road infrastructure!
- Greenland welcomed 79,873 tourists into the country in 2014, many of whom visited Nuuk for its rich culture and stunning scenery.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Nuuk? You can make cheap calls to Nuuk with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00299.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Nuuk, head over to the Greenland Today Worldwide Magazine website.