Statue of Hans Egede

The Statue of Hans Egede is a small prominent monument that is located in Nuuk, which is the capital and largest city of the autonomous country within the Danish Realm, Greenland.

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Dedicated to the Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary who launched mission efforts to Greenland, Hans Egede, it stands atop a small hill in the historical Old Nuuk area, it overlooks also the Nuuk Cathedral.

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He also is the person who founded the city of Nuuk in 1728, so having this statue in the important part of the city is of a great importance to the Greenlanders. The somewhat 2 meters (7 feet) tall statue, stands on a square grey stone pedestal, with Hans Egede himself holding a simple stick-looking pastoral staff.

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This bronze statue even though it is not of a great importance to the people visiting Nuuk, it stands as a proof that the Christianity (Protestant) to the great island of Greenland has been brought by an early modern multi-national and multi-lingual state from the past that still today, continues to be practiced.

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