Sunday, 9 March 2014

Capital City of The Week

Nuuk, Greenland.

This week, we travel north to the arctic country of Greenland.  Greenland is the only landmass outside of Antarctica to have an extensive ice sheet covering it.  Most of the populated areas surround the ice sheet, on the south east and south west parts of the coastline, as well as the southern most point.  Nuuk is the capital city of this autonomous nation of Denmark.  Therefore, it is similar to the crown dependancies of Britain, with most of the governing power now handed back to Greenland, rather then being held in Denmark. 

Nuuk (Godthab in Danish) has around a population of 16,000 people and a very impressive glacial backdrop.

Next week, we travel to the Pacific Islands….

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