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Nuussuaq district of Nuuk with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background
|Founded||August 29, 1728|
|• City||265 sq mi (690 km2)|
|Elevation||3-16 ft (−1.9 m)|
|• City||15,487 (Largest in Greenland)|
|• Metro||18,039 (including Qeqertarsuatsiaat and Kapisillit)|
|Time zone||Western Greenland Standard (UTC‑3)|
|• Summer (DST)||Western Greenland Daylight (UTC‑2)|
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.
Nuuk is the location of the University of Greenland.
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