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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.
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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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Constructing a centre on the periphery: Urbanization and urban design in the island city of Nuuk, Greenland. Island Studies Journal 9(2):205-222.
* University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; ([dagger]) Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA; ([double dagger]) Centre for Primary Health Care, Nuuk, Greenland; and ([section]) Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark
JSC Sevryba is based in Murmansk, where the Russian fleet is based; Orskov Christensen in Frederikshavn, Denmark, where the new ships are being built; and Royal Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland, source of the coldwater prawns that account for much of its business.
Nuuk, Greenland: Department of Culture, Education, Research and Church, Government of Greenland, 2011.
* Arhus University Hospital, Arhus, Denmark; ([dagger]) Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; and ([double dagger]) Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
Kingsley Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Greenland
Subsequent close enquiries made clear that, indeed, the team was eligible and this, the cultural centre at Nuuk, Greenland became one of the commended schemes.
Polar bears: Proceedings of the 13th Working Meeting of the IUCN/ SSC Polar Bear Specialist Group, 23-28 June 2001, Nuuk, Greenland. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No.
* Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; and ([dagger]) Dronning Ingrids Hospital, Nuuk, Greenland
Politicians in Nuuk, Greenland are expected to set aside a further DKK8m to house employees as the pressure on housing in the Greenlandic capital is rising.