Nuuk (Danish: Godthaab or Godthåb) is the capital of Greenland. It is around the mouth of island Nuup Kangerlua (Danish: "Godthåbsfjorden") on the west coast of Greenland, about 240 km (150 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. The city has a population of 15,047 people.
|Founded||29 August 1728|
|• Mayor||Asii Chemnitz Narup (Inuit Ataqatigiit)|
|• City||690 km2 (265 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• City||17,316 (Largest in Greenland)|
|• Metro||18,040 (including Qeqertarsuatsiaat and Kapisillit)|
|City and metropolitan population is co-extensive, the entire Metro area belongs to Nuuk City|
|Time zone||UTC−03:00 (Western Greenland Standard)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−02:00 (Western Greenland Daylight)|
Nuuk is the location of the University of Greenland.