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    Nuuk can have mild temperatures on brief occasions year round, with each month having recorded 13 °C (55 °F) or warmer although only June, July, August, and September have recorded what could be considered hot weather (defined as 22.5 °C (72.5 °F) or higher).

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  2. Greenland Weather and Climate – Bridgat › greenland-weather-and-climate

    Apr 30, 2020 · Temperatures. The annual average temperature in Nuuk is -1.4 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is July (6.5 ° C), coldest month of March with average values of -8 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Nuuk is 2 ° C. It’s too cold to bathe. Precipitation

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  3. Nuuk — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Nuuk
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    The site has a long his­tory of habi­ta­tion. The area around Nuuk was first oc­cu­pied by the an­cient, pre-Inuit, Pa­leo-Es­kimo peo­ple of the Saqqaq cul­ture as far back as 2200 BC when they lived in the area around the now aban­doned set­tle­ment of Qoornoq. For a long time, it was oc­cu­pied by the Dorset cul­ture around the for­mer set­tle­ment of Kangeq but they dis­ap­peared from the Nuuk dis­trict be­fore AD 1000. The Nuuk area was later in­hab­ited by Viking ex­plor­ers in the 10th cen­tury (West­ern Set­tle­ment), and shortly there­after by Inuit peo­ples. Inuit and Norse­men both lived with lit­tle in­ter­ac­tion in this area from about 1000 until the dis­ap­pear­ance of the Norse set­tle­ment for un­cer­tain rea­sonsdur­ing the 15th cen­tury. The city proper was founded as the fort of Godt-Haab in 1728 by the royal gov­er­nor Claus Paarss, when he re­lo­cated the mis­sion­ary and mer­chant Hans Egede's ear­lier Hope Colony (Haa­bets Koloni) from Kangeq Is­land to the m...

    Nuuk is lo­cated at ap­prox­i­mately 64°10′N 51°44′W / 64.167°N 51.733°W / 64.167; -51.733 at the mouth of Nuup Kanger­lua (for­merly Baal's River), some 10 km (6.2 mi) from the shores of the Labrador Sea on the south­west­ern coast of Green­land, and about 240 km (150 mi) south of the Arc­tic Cir­cle. Ini­tially, the fjord flows to the north­west, to then turn south­west at 64°43′N 50°37′W / 64.717°N 50.617°W / 64.717; -50.617, split­ting into three arms in its lower run, with three big is­lands in be­tween the arms: Ser­mit­siaq Is­land, Qe­qer­tar­suaq Is­land, and Qoor­nuup Qe­qer­tar­sua. The fjord widens into a bay dot­ted with sker­ries near its mouth, open­ing into Labrador Sea at ap­prox­i­mately 64°03′N 51°58′W / 64.050°N 51.967°W / 64.050; -51.967. Some 20 km (12 mi) to the north­east, reach­ing a height of 1,210 m (3,970 ft), Ser­mit­siaq can be seen from al­most every­where in Nuuk. The moun­tain has given its name to the na­tion­wide news­pa­per Ser­mit­siaq....

    With 18,326 in­hab­i­tants as of Jan­u­ary 2020, Nuuk is by far the largest town in Green­land. The pop­u­la­tion of Nuuk has dou­bled since 1977, in­creased by over a third since 1990, and risen by al­most 21% since 2000. In ad­di­tion to those born in Green­land, data from 2015 showed 3,636 were born out­side the country. At­tracted by good em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties with high wages, Danes have con­tin­ued to set­tle in the town. Today, Nuuk has the high­est pro­por­tion of Danes of any town in Greenland.[citation needed]Half of Green­land's im­mi­grants live in Nuuk, which also ac­counts for a quar­ter of the coun­try's na­tive population.

    As the cap­i­tal of Green­land, Nuuk is the ad­min­is­tra­tive cen­tre of the coun­try, con­tain­ing all of the im­por­tant gov­ern­ment build­ings and in­sti­tu­tions. The pub­lic sec­tor bod­ies are also the town's largest employer. As of Jan­u­ary 2020, the mayor of Nuuk is Char­lotte Lud­vigsen. She re­placed for­mer mayor Asii Chem­nitz Narup in 2019 fol­low­ing a so­cial media scan­dal. Like Narup, Lud­vigsen is a mem­ber of the Inuit Ataqatigiitparty. Green­land's self-gov­ern­ment par­lia­ment, the Inat­sis­ar­tut, is in Nuuk. It has 31 seats and its mem­bers are elected by pop­u­lar vote on the basis of pro­por­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion to serve four-year terms. All of Green­land's major po­lit­i­cal par­ties have their head­quar­ters in Nuuk, in­clud­ing the Inuit Ataqatigiit, Siu­mut, De­moc­rats, Atas­sut, As­so­ci­a­tion of Can­di­dates and the Women's Party.

    Al­though only a small town, Nuuk has de­vel­oped trade, busi­ness, ship­ping and other in­dus­tries. It began as a small fish­ing set­tle­ment with a har­bour but as the econ­omy de­vel­oped rapidly dur­ing the 1970s and 1980s, the fish­ing in­dus­try in the cap­i­tal declined. The port is nev­er­the­less still home to al­most half of Green­land's fish­ing fleet. The local Royal Green­land pro­cess­ing plant ab­sorbs landed seafood amount­ing to over DKK 50 mil­lion (US$7 mil­lion) per annum, mainly (80%) shrimp but also cod, lump­fish and hal­ibut. Seafood, in­clud­ing seal, is also sold in abun­dance in Nuuk's fish mar­kets, the largest being Kalaaliaraq Mar­ket. Min­er­als in­clud­ing zinc and goldhave con­tributed to the de­vel­op­ment of Nuuk's economy. The city, like much of Green­land, is heav­ily de­pen­dent upon Dan­ish in­vest­ment and re­lies on Den­mark for block funding.


    Nuuk has an in­ter­na­tional air­port 4 km (2.5 mi) to the north­east of the town cen­tre. Built in 1979, it is a hub for Air Green­land, which is also head­quar­tered in Nuuk,and op­er­ates its tech­ni­cal base at the air­port. There are flights in­side Green­land and to Ice­land. A de­ci­sion has been made to ex­tend the run­way to allow for flights to Eu­ro­pean des­ti­na­tions such as Denmark.


    As a re­sult of the high cost of fly­ing goods to Green­land, Nuuk and other towns in Green­land are con­nected to Den­mark by cargo ves­sels which sail mainly from Aal­borg dur­ing the warmer months after the win­ter ice has melted. They bring cloth­ing, flour, med­i­cine, tim­ber and ma­chin­ery and re­turn with deep-frozen shrimp and fish. For most of the year, Nuuk is served twice-weekly by the coastal ferry of the Arc­tic Umiaq Linewhich links the com­mu­ni­ties of the west­ern coast.


    The ma­jor­ity of buses and cars owned in Green­land op­er­ate in Nuuk. There are no roads con­nect­ing Nuuk with other areas of Greenland. The main street in Nuuk is Aqqusin­er­suaq, with a num­ber of shops and the 140-room Hotel Hans Egede. Since 2009, the city bus ser­vice Nuup Bus­sii pro­vides city trans­port ser­vices in Nuuk for the Ser­m­er­sooq mu­nic­i­pal­ity, link­ing the town cen­tre with the air­port, the out­ly­ing dis­tricts and neighborhoods of Nu­us­suaq, Qin­ngor­put, as we...

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    Hans Egede's House Hans Egede's House, built in 1721 by the Nor­we­gian mis­sion­ary Hans Egede, is the old­est build­ing in Green­land. Stand­ing close to the har­bour among other old houses, it is now used for gov­ern­ment receptions. Nuuk Cathedral The Church of Our Sav­iour of the Lutheran dio­cese of Green­land was built in 1849 and the tower was added in 1884. The red build­ing with a clock tower and steeple is a promi­nent site on the landscape. The church re­ceived the sta­tus of Nuuk...


    Kat­uaq is a cul­tural cen­tre used for con­certs, films, art ex­hi­bi­tions, and con­fer­ences. It was de­signed by Schmidt Ham­mer Lassen and in­au­gu­rated on 15 Feb­ru­ary 1997. Kat­uaq con­tains two au­di­to­ria, the larger seat­ing 1,008 peo­ple and the smaller, 508. The com­plex also con­tains an art school, li­brary, meet­ing fa­cil­i­ties, ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fices and a café. The Nuuk Art Mu­seum is the only pri­vate art and crafts mu­seum in Greenland.The mu­seum con­tains a no­t...


    Il­isi­ma­tusarfik, the Uni­ver­sity of Green­land, is in Nuuk and is the na­tional uni­ver­sity of Green­land. Most courses are taught in Dan­ish, al­though a few are in Kalaal­lisut as well. As of 2007[update], the uni­ver­sity had ap­prox­i­mately 150 stu­dents (al­most all Green­lan­ders), around 14 aca­d­e­mic staff, and five administrators.Its li­brary holds ap­prox­i­mately 30,000 vol­umes. The Na­tional Li­brary of Green­land in Nuuk is the largest ref­er­ence li­brary in the coun­try...

    Nuuk's sports clubs in­clude Nuuk IL (es­tab­lished in 1934), B-67, and GSS Nuuk. Nuuk Sta­dium is a multi-pur­pose sta­dium, used mostly for foot­ball games. The sta­dium has a ca­pac­ity of 2,000. The sta­dium can also be used as an en­ter­tain­ment venue: the Scot­tish rock band Nazareth per­formed at the venue. Nuuk also has the Godthåbhallen, a hand­ball sta­dium. It is the home of the Green­land men's na­tional hand­ball team and has a ca­pac­ity of 1,000. There is a hill for alpine ski­ing with an al­ti­tude dif­fer­ence around 300 me­ters on the moun­tain Lille Malene, with the val­ley sta­tion close to the air­port terminal.There is also the Nuuk golf course, the north­ern­most course in the world.

    Twin towns and sister cities

    Nuuk is twinnedwith:

  4. Geography of Greenland - Wikipedia › wiki › Climate_of_Greenland

    Due to Gulf Stream influences, Greenland's winter temperatures are very mild for its latitude. In Nuuk , the capital, average winter temperatures are only −9 °C (16 °F). [5] In comparison, the average winter temperatures for Iqaluit , Nunavut , Canada , are around −27 °C (−17 °F). [6]

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  5. what is the average temperature in greenland in july › f9287qd › what-is-the-average

    Rainfall levels are generally a little higher in the south than in the north. The massive heat dome that shattered all-time temperature records across much of Europe last week has

  6. Places With a Polar Climate - Nomad List › places-with-a-polar-climate

    There are 7 Places With a Polar Climate like Ushuaia, Nuuk and King Edward Point with an average cost of living of $4,605/month, internet speeds up to 50 Mbps and temperatures ranging from -52°C to 30°C-61.836°F to 85.698°F.

  7. San José, Costa Rica - Wikipedia › wiki › San_José,_Costa_Rica

    Precipitation varies widely between the driest month (6.3 mm (0.25 in)) and the wettest month (355.1 mm (13.98 in)), while average temperatures vary little. The hottest month is April with an average temperature of 23.7 °C (74.7 °F), while the coolest month is October with an average temperature of 21.8 °C (71.2 °F).

  8. Climate Types: Types of Climate | Climatology › climate › types

    Warmest month has an average temperature between 0°C (32°F) and 10°C (50°F). These climates occur on the northern edges of the North American and Eurasian landmasses, and on nearby islands. Examples: a. Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. b. Provideniya, Russia. c. Nuuk, Greenland. ii. Ice Cap Climate (EF):

  9. Why, yet again, are the ‘coldest’ countries (temperature wise ... › Why-yet-again-are-the-coldest

    Coincidence. Nothing to do with the cold. There are lots of unhappy people in cold places. It’s not terribly warm in Cape Town or Patagonia in the winter, nor in Tasmania (originally a horrible penal colony), or in Siberia.

  10. Remember all the fuss over Walruses and Climate Change? Never ... › 2017/10/04 › remember-all-the

    Oct 04, 2017 · Between 1000 and 1300 average summer temperatures were about 1°C higher than today, with the mean annual temperature higher by perhaps 4°C in a largely ice-free Arctic. Eric the Red, a renowned world citizen of that time, has been much maligned as the first progressive publicity man for giving Greenland