Monday, 27 January 2014

Nuuk, Greenland

One more card for today. This is only my second Greenland postcard, although this one's not a written and stamped one but from a swap with Hanna in Iceland. She sent me a bunch of Iceland postcard plus this treat, doesn't it look gorgeous?!

Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland. It is the seat of government, as well as the country's largest cultural and economic center. The major cities closest to the capital are Iqaluit and St. John's in Canada, and Reykjavík in Iceland. Nuuk is the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. In January 2013, it had a population of 16,454, making it one of the smallest capital cities in the world by population. Nuuk is the Kalaallisut word for "cape". It is so named because of its position at the end of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea. Its latitude, at 64°10' N, makes it the world's northernmost capital.


Dani Henriksen said...

Believe its even more beautiful when you see it real.northern lights, thats one thing i love about Nuuk, my second home!

Anu said...

I can only imagine that! I've never seen northern lights in real life but would certainly love to!