Qaqortoq

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biography quot

**Qaarsut - Qaarsut Airport (GL) **Qaqortoq - Qaqortoq Heliport (GL) **Qasigiannguit - Qasigiannguit Heliport (GL) '''Hvalsey''' ("Whale Island"; Greenlandic ''Qaqortukulooq'') is located near Qaqortoq, Greenland and is the site of Greenland's largest, best-preserved Norse (Norsemen) ruins in the area known as the Eastern Settlement (''Eystribyggð'').


culture

culture roughly 4,300 years ago, the area has had a continuous human presence. Saqqaq culture The earliest signs of population presence are from roughly 4,300 years ago (before Present). While Saqqaq-era sites are generally the most numerous of all the prehistoric sites in Greenland, around Qaqortoq the Saqqaq presence is less prominent,

.asp publisher National Museum of Denmark accessdate May 10, 2011 with only sporadic sites and items such as chipped stone drills The Dorset people arrived

in the Qaqortoq area around 2,800 years ago. South Greenland history begins with the arrival of the Norse in the late


news business

-in-faster-travel-1820337.html accessdate 2010-04-10 and ''QinetiQ'' (a British technology company). ''Zaqqum'' (a tree mentioned in the Qur'an)


business news

-in-faster-travel-1820337.html accessdate 2010-04-10 and ''QinetiQ'' (a British technology company). ''Zaqqum'' (a tree mentioned in the Qur'an)


images stories

vehicles are needed. During winter, snowmobiles become the transport of choice. Sea Qaqortoq is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq ferry. , the port can accommodate vessels up to

),images stories pdf fartplan%2009.pdf Arctic Umiaq Line Timetable 2009 both towns serviced by Air Greenland. Air Greenland booking **Qaarsut - Qaarsut Airport (GL) **Qaqortoq - Qaqortoq Heliport (GL) **Qasigiannguit - Qasigiannguit Heliport (GL) '''Hvalsey''' ("Whale Island"; Greenlandic ''Qaqortukulooq'') is located near Qaqortoq, Greenland and is the site of Greenland's largest, best-preserved Norse (Norsemen) ruins in the area known as the Eastern Settlement (''Eystribyggð'').


written record

thumb left 250px Map of the Eastern Settlement, covering approximately the modern municipalities of Qaqortoq (Image:Eastern-settlement-eng.png), Narssaq and Nanortalik. Eiriksfjord (Erik's fjord) and his farm Brattahlid are shown, as is the location of the bishopric at Gardar. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, Norsemen from Iceland first settled Greenland in the 980s. There is no special reason to doubt the authority of the information that the sagas supply regarding the very beginning of the settlement, but they cannot be treated as primary evidence for the history of Norse Greenland because they embody the literary preoccupations of writers and audiences in medieval Iceland that are not always reliable. Grove, Jonathan. 2009. "The place of Greenland in medieval Icelandic saga narrative", in ''Norse Greenland: Selected Papers of the Hvalsey Conference 2008'', Journal of the North Atlantic Special Volume 2, 30–51 Erik the Red (Old Norse: Eiríkr rauði), having been banished from Iceland for manslaughter, is said to have explored the uninhabited southwestern coast of Greenland during the three years of his banishment.


people main

Harper date 2 August 2012 Thule people The Thule culture Inuit arrived in southern Greenland and the Qaqortoq area around the 12th century and were contemporaneous with the Norse. However, there exists little evidence of early contact. The Thule culture was characterized by a subsistence existence and there are few, if any, dwellings of considerable structure to be found from the era. Items, however, are relatively numerous. Colonial era until


business site

. The Fountain The town is home to the oldest fountain in Greenland, ''Mindebrønden'', finished in 1932. It was the only fountain in the country prior to another in Sisimiut. A tourist attraction, the fountain depicts whales spouting water out


population presence

culture roughly 4,300 years ago, the area has had a continuous human presence. Saqqaq culture The earliest signs of population presence are from roughly 4,300 years ago (before Present). While Saqqaq-era sites are generally the most numerous of all the prehistoric sites in Greenland, around Qaqortoq the Saqqaq presence is less prominent,


energy production

index.php?blog 662&cat 938&page 1&disp posts&paged 8 publisher Greenpeace USA accessdate 2011-02-13 three diesel ship engines converted to energy production. Education Qaqortoq is the main center for education in South Greenland and has a primary school, middle school

Qaqortoq

'''Qaqortoq''', The name is the Kalaallisut (Kalaallisut language) for "White". The pre-1973 spelling (Kalaallisut orthography) was '''Kakortok'''. The pronunciation of both sounds like . formerly '''Julianehåb''', The pre-1948 spelling (Danish orthography) was '''Julianehaab'''. is a town in the Kujalleq municipality (municipalities of Greenland) in southern Greenland. With a population of 3,229 in 2013, it is the most populous town in southern Greenland and the fourth-largest town (list of cities in Greenland) on the island.

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