Ten fun facts about Nuuk

Fact 1
By world population, it was one of the smallest capital cities in the world with only 16,454 residents in 2013.

Fact 2
The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Nuuk has the most northerly capital of a dependency in the world.

Fact 3
The largest reference library in the country is located in Nuuk called the National Library of Greenland.

Fact 4
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.

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The capital and largest city of Greenland.