Statue of Hans Egede

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Statue of Hans Egede
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Statue of Hans Egede with Nuuk Cathedral in the background
Type Bronze
Location Nuuk

The Statue of Hans Egede is a prominent monument in Nuuk, Greenland. It commemorates the Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary Hans Egede who founded Nuuk in 1728. The statue lies on a hill near the shore above Nuuk Cathedral in the historical Old Nuuk area of the city. A duplicate statue by August Saabye stands outside Frederik's Church (Marmorkirken) in Copenhagen.[1]

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Coordinates: 64°10′46.6″N 51°44′43.9″W / 64.179611°N 51.745528°W / 64.179611; -51.745528