Ten fun facts about Nuuk
Fact 1Fact 4
By world population, it was one of the smallest capital cities in the world with only 16,454 residents in 2013.
The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Nuuk has the most northerly capital of a dependency in the world.
The largest reference library in the country is located in Nuuk called the National Library of Greenland.
Greenland's only private museum of arts and crafts is in Nuuk, containing paintings that date back to the early 1900's. It is the Nuuk Art Museum.Fact 5
Nuuk is a well known destination to see the great phenomenon of the northern lights, but only from September to April on a dark, clear night.Fact 6
Because of the polar climate, for at least 7 months during the year, the temperatures are below freezing. The coldest month is March.Fact 7
The correctional institution in Nuuk is an 'open' prison. This means the prisoners are only locked up between 9:30 pm and 6:30 am and are allowed to keep jobs, visit families and wander freely.Fact 8
The city is home to the Santa Claus Post House. It is a big, Christmas mailbox and used to send Christmas greetings.Fact 9
Inhabitants of the Nuuk area date back as far as 2200 B.C. by the pre-Inuit and Paleo-Eskimo people.Fact 10
Nuuk's population makes up for almost one-third of Greenland's total population. Click here for more capital facts ❯
MORE IN CAPITALS