Qaanaaq

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practical-info.aspx Practical info - The Official Tourism Site of Greenland Medical and emergency services There is a small hospital (built in the 1950s and rebuilt 1996) in Qaanaaq with basic health care offered. More advanced care requires transfer to other medical centers in Greenland by air. Qaanaaq, Greenland A small local fire brigade is assisted by firefighters at the Thule Air Base


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in Sisimiut. Home to the first shipyard of Greenland dating from 1931, the port also handles more than 50 cruise liners per year. The local kayak club operates at the bay harbor east of the port. thumb Map of North Greenland. (File:Greenland north.PNG) '''Avannaa''' '''Nordgrønland''' (North Greenland, also called ''Avannaarsua'' or ''Avanersuaq'') was one of the three Administrative


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as a cover term for all of Greenlandic. The northern dialect, ''Inuktun (Avanersuarmiutut),'' spoken in the vicinity of the city of Qaanaaq (Thule), is particularly closely related to Canadian Inuktitut. The eastern dialect ''(Tunumiit oraasiat)'', spoken in the vicinity of the towns of Ammassalik and Scoresbysund, is the most innovative of the Greenlandic dialects, having assimilated (Assimilation (linguistics)) consonant clusters and vowel sequences to a greater extent


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in Sisimiut. Home to the first shipyard of Greenland dating from 1931, the port also handles more than 50 cruise liners per year. The local kayak club operates at the bay harbor east of the port. thumb Map of North Greenland. (File:Greenland north.PNG) '''Avannaa''' '''Nordgrønland''' (North Greenland, also called ''Avannaarsua'' or ''Avanersuaq'') was one of the three Administrative


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in Sisimiut. Home to the first shipyard of Greenland dating from 1931, the port also handles more than 50 cruise liners per year. The local kayak club operates at the bay harbor east of the port. thumb Map of North Greenland. (File:Greenland north.PNG) '''Avannaa''' '''Nordgrønland''' (North Greenland, also called ''Avannaarsua'' or ''Avanersuaq'') was one of the three Administrative


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twice per week from Upernavik, which has flights from Ilulissat. These flights are very expensive. Get around See * wikipedia:Qaanaaq


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with Clyde Pangborn, a contemporary record-breaking pilot of the era. Glines 1999, pp. 128–129. In early 1941, while engaged in a ferrying mission, and on a layover in the Philippines, a representative of General Henry "Hap" Arnold (Henry H. Arnold) sought out Balchen. Glines 1999, p. 129. Arnold asked Balchen to join the US Army Air Corps as a colonel (United


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subdivision_type2 Municipality (Administrative divisions of Greenland) subdivision_name2 22px 20px (File:Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg) Qaasuitsup subdivision_type3 subdivision_name3 government_footnotes leader_title leader_name established_title First settled established_date 2000 BC population_as_of 2013 population_total 656

postal_code 3971 website '''Qaanaaq''' ( ), formerly '''Thule''' or '''New Thule''', is the main town in the northern part of the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It is one of the northernmost towns (northernmost cities and towns) in the world. The inhabitants of Qaanaaq speak Kalaallisut and Danish (Danish language) and many also speak the Inuktun language. The town has a population of 656 as of 2013. ref name "stat2013"

. Government Local government consists of a seven-member council which is elected every four years and which meets four to six times a year. The town is part of the region of Qaasuitsup, which is represented by a council and mayor. Population With 656 inhabitants as of 2013, Qaanaaq is the largest settlement in the far north of the country. Its population has been relatively stable with only minor fluctuations since the mid-1990s. ref


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"Thule" originates from the location of Thule (Pituffik) (relocated and renamed Qaanaaq in 1953) in northwest Greenland, facing Canada, where the archaeological (Archaeology) remains of the people were first found at Comer's Midden. The links between the Thule and the Inuit are biological (biology), cultural (Culture), and linguistic (Natural language). In 1984 Kenn Harper, a historian from Iqaluit, Nunavut, wrote an article about Hans Island which


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than West Greenlandic. Kalaallisut is further divided into four subdialects. One that is spoken around Upernavik has certain similarities to East Greenlandic, possibly because of a previous migration from eastern Greenland. A second dialect is spoken in the region of Uummannaq and the Disko Bay. The standard language is based on the central Kalaallisut dialect spoken in Sisimiut in the north, around Nuuk and as far south as Maniitsoq

of Nuuk. Supply ships from the port head north, serving the entire coast, from the Uummannaq Fjord region, through Upernavik Archipelago, to Qaanaaq in the far north. ''M S Akamalik'', one of the largest ships in the fleet of Royal Greenland, is based

Qaanaaq

'''Qaanaaq''' ( ), formerly '''Thule''' or '''New Thule''', is the main town in the northern part of the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It is one of the northernmost towns (northernmost cities and towns) in the world. The inhabitants of Qaanaaq speak Kalaallisut and Danish (Danish language) and many also speak the Inuktun language. The town has a population of 656 as of 2013. The tallest construction in Greenland, the 378-meter Globecom Tower (Radio Mast Thule (List of tallest structures in the world – 300 to 400 metres)), was located near the town. Thule Radio Mast Snippet from "Thule Times" – Thuleforum

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