What is Qaqortoq known for?

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and other valuable commodities such as seals (used for rope), ivory from Walrus tusks, and beached whales. 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


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


is the official language of Greenland. The name ''Kalaallisut'' is often used 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 Assimilation (linguistics

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-assembled in Denmark, shipped in pieces to Qaqortoq, and then reassembled. Stone & Man From 1993 to 1994 Qaqortoq artist Aka Hoegh presided over the ''Stone & Man'' project, designed to transform the town into an open air art gallery. Eighteen artists from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Greenland carved 24 sculptures into the rock faces and boulders in the town. Today there are over 40 sculptures in the town, all part of the ''Stone & Man'' exhibit

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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

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. 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


maintenance and repair are important activities, but the economy is based primarily on educational and administrative services. The primary industries in the town are fishing, service, and administration. The native subsistence economy was long preserved by the former monopoly Royal

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; and today remains the home of the Great Greenland sealskin tannery. Until December 31, 2008, the town was the administrative center of Qaqortoq municipality. On January 1, 2009, Qaqortoq became the biggest town and the administrative center of Kujalleq municipality, when the municipalities of Qaqortoq, Narsaq, and Nanortalik ceased to exist as administrative entities. Landmarks Historical buildings The building that now houses the Qaqortoq Museum Qaqortoq museum


'''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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