With 5400 inhabitants, Sisimiut is the second-largest town after the Greenlandic capital, Nuuk.
Sisimiut is the northernmost town in Greenland that has an ice-free harbour during the winter months. Also, it is the southernmost town with where dog sleds are used, however, not until the snow falls in November-December.
Sisimiut has been a settlement for 4500 years. Today, it is a progressive town that combines traditional Inuit culture with modern Western society. Sisimiut is an important town for fishing industry and education. The Royal Greenland fish processing factory is the largest of its type in Greenland and one of the most modern in the world.
The old part of Sisimiut contains houses from the first hundred years of the colony which was established as Holsteinsborg in 1756. The oldest building in Sisimiut is from that year and one of the most signicant buildings is the blue church from 1775.
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