Nuuk skyline with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background
This is a list of cities and towns in Greenland as of 2013. The term 'city' is loosely used to describe any populated area in Greenland, given that the most populated place is Nuuk, the capital, with 17,316 inhabitants. In Greenland two kinds of settled areas are distinguished: by (Danish for 'town') and bygd (Danish for 'settlement'). The difference between the two decreased since the new administrative units were introduced in 2009, with the influence of previous municipality centers decreasing.
As of January 2013, Greenland has 56,370 people living along the coast and many islands. There are no permanent human landlocked settlements or towns in Greenland (the only landlocked human settlements that exist are seasonal research stations).
Towns with a population of more than 1,000
There are 13 towns in Greenland with a population exceeding 1,000: