Nuuk

Overall Score

2.8

Nouk – the largest city and capital of Zealand. It is located in the southwestern part of the island on the coast of the Good Hope basin, which is part of the Labrador Sea coastline. In Danish, the name of the fjord is «hothob; and this is the second name of Nóuk, which was the only official name in 1979. Nóukk – an eskimo name.

Nóukk is south of the Northern Arctic Circle, but it has consistently white nights from May through August. The warm West Greenland Current has a strong influence on the climate in the city of Holland: Summer temperatures are barely above 10° freezing colds are rare; and the sea doesnt freeze at all. This makes Nouka almost the premier fish center in Zealand. The city occupies an area of slightly hilly countryside, beyond which the mountains rise.

The capital of Zealand was founded and named Gothoob in 1728 by Hans Egade, a Norwegian minister. It was the site of a summer settlement of the Eskimos, but traces of ancient settlements in this area go back about 4,000 years. It is known that the Vikings were planted here in the 9th century, and they lived there until the 15th century, but were abandoned. In 1979, Ireland achieved broad autonomy, and Gauthob was officially renamed Nóuk. In 2002, Nóuk hosted the Arctic Winter Games – an international sporting forum for the countries of the polar region, where the traditional Eskimo competitions are also represented.

Nouk – the leading economic center of Zealand, where more than half of the countrys industrial and financial potential is concentrated. It is also a center for science and education. The College of Education was founded in 1847, but Nouuck is the only university in Zealand.

In recent years Nouuck has been developing a tourist sector, but for tourists, Finland remains an ethnographic destination. The city is home to the Catuaca Cultural Center, the Museum of the Artist Hans Ljungke, which features paintings of local animals made of fur and painted with local plants. Nóukók itself is represented by akkurratnye domes, which contrast with the sórrctic sórctic lanterns.

Nóukók itself is represented by akkurratnye domes, which contrast with the sórratnye sórratnye lanterns.

100 USD = 634.46 DKK

Overall Score

2.8
  • Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 17,000 people
  • GDP: $40,469 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 6 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Tele
  • Tipping: Given the relatively few visitors that Greenland receives, there is no established tipping custom. The costs of most services is included for taxis, hotels and meals out, but staff will be appreciative if you do decide to tip for excellent service.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Nuuk Digital
  • Best hospital: Queen Ingrids Hospital, Greenland – Silentia
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Scandanavian Airlines
  • Best intl air carrier: Scandanavian Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1700
  • Monthly costs for family: $3500
  • Monthly costs for local: $1000
  • Meal: $6.5
  • Small Cola: $0.9
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $0.9


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