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Nuuk

(no͞ok), formerly

Godthåb

(gôt`hôp), town (1996 pop. 12,882), Nuuk dist., W Greenland, on the Godthåbfjord. The largest town and capital of Greenland, it is the seat of the national council and of the supreme court, and it has foreign consulates. Nuuk also has radio stations and newspapers, is a fishing center, and has oil and liquid gas storage facilities. An airfield was built there in the late 1970s. The town was founded in 1721 by Hans EgedeEgede, Hans
, 1686–1758, Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the Apostle of Greenland. He went to Greenland in 1721 and, with the support of the Danish government, founded a mission for the Eskimo. He also helped to initiate trade between Denmark and Greenland.
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, a Norwegian missionary. The Godthåbfjord region has fine pastures and supports reindeer herds. At the head of the fjord are the remains of Vesterbygd, a 10th-century Norse settlement.

Nuuk

the capital of Greenland, in the southwest: the oldest Danish settlement in Greenland, founded in 1721. Pop.: 14 350 (2004 est.)
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Being so dependent on fisheries makes the economy very vulnerable," notes Maria Ackren, a researcher at the University of Greenland in the capital, Nuuk, population 17,000.
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The iron ore deposit is located 150km (about 90 miles) from Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
The film then moves forward to the present day, showing us the now-teenage boy (Gaaba Petersen) as he goes about his day in the bleak urban landscape of Nuuk, Greenland's capital.
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The company is now seeking investments to develop a mine northeast of Nuuk, the capital, and is expected to bring in foreign workers, possibly from China.
Nuuk, formerly Godthaab, is the capital of which large island?