Nuu Greenland. The capital and main port of Greenland, on the southwestern coast, near the mouth of the Godthåb Fjord. Which is an inlet of the Davis Strait, and the mountain landmarks Sermitsiaq (“Saddle Island”). The modern town dates from 1721, when Hans Egede, a Norwegian missionary, founded a colony near the site of Vesterbygden. Nuuk is the seat of the Parliament (Landsting) and Supreme Court and has foreign consulates and radio and television stations. Important economic activities include government administrative work, education, health care, and other services, as well as hunting, fishing, fish and shrimp processing, and shipbuilding and repair.