Sisimiut, Greenland

 

Situated on the coast of the Davis Strait, Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland, with a population of 5,460 people.

It is believed that the site has been inhabited for well over 4,000 years, the first being the Inuit people. They would have survived largely on abundant fish stocks.

Today the population is a mix of Inuit and Danish people, who settled in the 18thcentury. WTA is linked to Sisimiut through its partnertown of Albertslund.

Sisimiut is the biggest business centre outside the capital, Nuuk.  Having the northernmost all the year round ice free port in the country, it still relies heavily on fishing, but other industries are growing, including tourism. 

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