Sisimiut

What is Sisimiut known for?


title activities

of Nasaasaaq. Tourism is becoming increasingly important, with several outfitter companies based in town. Year-round operations offered include dogsledding (Dog sled), heliskiing, guided hiking, mountaineering, kayaking, and boating.


business development

Business-development Aluminum-Smelter.aspx publisher Sisimiut Town, Official Website title Aluminium smelting plant accessdate 5 July 2010 or more than 10% of the population. As it is a vital decision for the town, wide public consultations were carried out in 2008–2010

attraction, the fountain depicts whales spouting water out of their blowholes. Industry There are advanced plans for the Alcoa aluminium smelting plant. Sisimiut, the largest town in the municipality, is another proposed location alongside Maniitsoq. The plant would provide employment for 600-700 people,


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Arnat Ilinniarfiat language Kalaallisut accessdate 3 July 2010 During summer, the school building is used as a hostel. In autumn 2002, the school was responsible for erecting a series of stone sculptures around Sisimiut: near the airport, in the municipal building, at the Gertrud Rask Minde children's home, at Arnat Ilinniarfiat and around the school itself.

, with artifacts based on ten years of archaeological research and excavations of the ancient Saqqaq culture settlements near the town, offering an insight into the culture of the region of 4,000 years ago.

"Cultural" Arts and crafts The modern Taseralik Culture Center ( ref>


abundant natural

The former Colonial Manager's Home, now part of the Sisimiut Museum Although rainfall is low, Sismiut has abundant natural supplies of fresh, drinkable surface water, collected from a reservoir under Alanngorsuaq. Water is also pumped to the waterworks from another lake around 2.5 kilometers away in the mountains. The water mains are preinsulated and electrically anti-freezed so supply the residents during the winter months. The water supply network is capable of producing some 882,000 cubic meters of water per year; two water-supplying lakes by the town have a combined annual minimum capacity of more than 7.2 million cubic meters. Tourism Tourist facilities in Sisimiut include several youth hostels and hotels, such as Hotel Sisimiut with ''Restaurant Nasaasaaq'', Wikipedia:Sisimiut Commons:Category:Sisimiut


modern approach

maintenance cost has prevented construction. The town has its own bus network. In winter dog sled routes are used to link to settlements further north. Snowmobiles are, as a more modern approach, also used. Transport within a town is usually done by foot, although


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in the middle part of the valley. The reservoirs in the valley provide the town waterworks with Nasaasaaq thumb right Nasaasaaq (File:Nasaasaaq.jpg) (

The former Colonial Manager's Home, now part of the Sisimiut Museum Although rainfall is low, Sismiut has abundant natural supplies of fresh, drinkable surface water, collected from a reservoir under Alanngorsuaq. Water is also pumped to the waterworks from another lake around 2.5 kilometers away in the mountains. The water mains are preinsulated and electrically anti-freezed so supply the residents during the winter months. ref name "water" >

; The water supply network is capable of producing some 882,000 cubic meters of water per year; two water-supplying lakes by the town have a combined annual minimum capacity of more than 7.2 million cubic meters. Tourism Tourist facilities in Sisimiut include several youth hostels and hotels, such as Hotel Sisimiut with ''Restaurant Nasaasaaq'',


artifacts

title Encyclopedia of the Arctic url http: books.google.com books?id Swr9BTI_2FEC&pg PA1916 date 2012 publisher Routledge isbn 978-1-136-78680-8 page 1916 The site has been inhabited for the last 4,500 years, first by the Inuit peoples of the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture, and then the Thule people, whose descendants form the majority of the current population. Artifacts from the early settlement era can be found throughout the region, favored in the past

October 2010 Unlike the following waves of migrants in the millennium following their disappearance, the Saqqaq left behind a substantial number of artifacts, with plentiful archeological finds on the coast of Davis Strait, from Disko Bay ( ) in the north—to the coast of Labrador Sea near Nuuk in the south. Research at the Asummiut excavation site near the airport

of immigrants, known as Dorset I, arrived around 500 BCE, inhabiting the region for the next 700 years. The early Dorset people were followed later by the Dorset II people, although no artifacts have been discovered from the later era around Sisimiut, and few artifacts from the era of Dorset I have been uncovered in archaeological sites, with the finds often limited to harpoon heads and numerous animal bones. ref name "


traditional single

industry in Sisimiut, although the town has a growing industrial base. KNI (KNI (Greenland Trade)) and its subsidiary Pilersuisoq, a state-owned chain of all-purpose general stores in Greenland, have their base in Sisimiut. Architecturally, Sisimiut is a mix of traditional, single-family houses, and communal housing, with apartment blocks raised in the 1960s during a period of town expansion in Greenland. Sisimiut is still expanding, with the area north of the port, on the shore


providing education

of the small Kangerluarsunnguaq Bay reserved for a modern suburb-style housing slated for construction in the 2010s. Several professional and general schools are based in Sisimiut, providing education to the inhabitants of the town and to those from smaller settlements in the region. The new Taseralik Culture Center is the second cultural center to be established in Greenland, after Katuaq (Katuaq Culture Centre) in Nuuk. The town has its own bus line, and is the northernmost year-round ice-free port in the country, a shipping base for western and northwestern Greenland. Supply ships head from the commercial port towards smaller settlements in more remote regions of Uummannaq Fjord, Upernavik Archipelago, and as far as Qaanaaq in northern Greenland. The town airport is served by Air Greenland, providing connections to other towns on the western coast of Greenland, and through Kangerlussuaq Airport, to Europe. History Prehistory Saqqaq culture thumb Iliveq, a prehistoric Inuit stone grave near Sisimiut Airport. It is located on a hill above the airport built at the current sea level, near the small sand dunes of what used to have been the shoreline. Wikipedia:Sisimiut (File:Iliveq-stone-grave-sisimiut.jpg) Commons:Category:Sisimiut


current population

The coldest months on average

Sisimiut

'''Sisimiut''', formerly '''Holsteinsborg''', is a town in central-western Greenland, located on the coast of Davis Strait, approximately north of Nuuk. It is the administrative center of the Qeqqata Municipality and the second-largest town in Greenland, with a population of 5,598 people in 2013.

Although now a place-name, ''Sisimiut'' literally means "the people at the fox burrows". The site has been inhabited for the last 4,500 years, first by the Inuit peoples of the Saqqaq culture, Dorset culture, and then the Thule people, whose descendants form the majority of the current population. Artifacts from the early settlement era can be found throughout the region, favored in the past for its plentiful fauna, particularly the marine mammals providing subsistence for the early hunting societies. The population of modern Greenlanders in Sisimiut is a mix of the Inuit and Danish (Danes) peoples, who first settled in the area in the 1720s, under the leadership of the Danish missionary, Hans Egede.

Today, Sisimiut is the largest business center north of the national capital of Nuuk and is one of the fastest growing towns in Greenland. Fishing is the principal industry in Sisimiut, although the town has a growing industrial base. KNI (KNI (Greenland Trade)) and its subsidiary Pilersuisoq, a state-owned chain of all-purpose general stores in Greenland, have their base in Sisimiut. Architecturally, Sisimiut is a mix of traditional, single-family houses, and communal housing, with apartment blocks raised in the 1960s during a period of town expansion in Greenland. Sisimiut is still expanding, with the area north of the port, on the shore of the small Kangerluarsunnguaq Bay reserved for a modern suburb-style housing slated for construction in the 2010s. Several professional and general schools are based in Sisimiut, providing education to the inhabitants of the town and to those from smaller settlements in the region. The new Taseralik Culture Center is the second cultural center to be established in Greenland, after Katuaq (Katuaq Culture Centre) in Nuuk.

The town has its own bus line, and is the northernmost year-round ice-free port in the country, a shipping base for western and northwestern Greenland. Supply ships head from the commercial port towards smaller settlements in more remote regions of Uummannaq Fjord, Upernavik Archipelago, and as far as Qaanaaq in northern Greenland. The town airport is served by Air Greenland, providing connections to other towns on the western coast of Greenland, and through Kangerlussuaq Airport, to Europe.

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