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ID: 1016570
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1016570

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Nuuk (inhabited place)  Nuuk (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 64 11 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 64.1830  decimal degrees
Long: 051 45 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -51.7500  decimal degrees

Note: Early Norse settlement, West Settlement, was located on or near this site, but apparently disappeared in 13th cen.; modern town dates from 18th cen., when missionary Hans Egede founded a colony here.

Names:
Nuuk (preferred,C,V,Greenlandic-P,U,N)
Godthåb (C,V,Danish-P,U,N)
Godthaab (C,V)
Nûk (C,V)
Vesterbygden (H,V)
West Settlement (H,O,English,U,N)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greenland (dependent state)  ........  Greenland (dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Sermersooq (municipality)  ............  Sermersooq (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Nuuk (inhabited place)  ................  Nuuk (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Erik the Red after 986, modern town founded in 1721
town (C)
capital (C)
port (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Greenland .......... (dependent state)
..................  (World, North and Central America) [7024573]

Sources and Contributors:
Godthaab..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 340
Godthåb..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 15 September 2006
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
Nûk..........  [VP]
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 326
Nuuk..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 15 September 2006
...........  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) 177
Vesterbygden..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 326
West Settlement..........  [VP]
.............................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 471
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 340
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 326; V, 471
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 15 September 2006
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1991) 177
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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