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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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

, and Tunumiisut the most innovative. - Qaanaaq (Thule), Greenland, Denmark 77°30' N align "center" 640 align "center" yes align "center" yes Settlement - - 626 Qaanaaq Qaasuitsup - During 1940, with the "Little Norway" facilities under construction and his administrative duties taken over by others, Balchen requested permission from the Norwegian Air Force to fly ferrying missions for the British, teaming


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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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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 (colonel (United States)) to oversee the establishment of the USAAF polar airfields at Qaanaaq, and Sondre Stromfjord Greenland. These highly secretive bases would serve to ferry fighter aircraft across the Atlantic by air, rather than having to disassemble them and send them overseas by cargo ship. The airfields also served as bases from which long-range Consolidated B-24 Liberator patrol aircraft could fly far out over the North Atlantic Ocean in search of the German ''Kriegsmarine'' U-boats that were menacing American, British, and Canadian ships taking war supplies and troops across the ocean in preparation for the then undecided location of the cross-channel invasion of Europe. This latter air base had the code name "Bluie West Eight" (Kangerlussuaq) during its operational life. - 77°28′N 69°14′W Qaanaaq, Qaasuitsup wikipedia:Qaanaaq


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; 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 History File:Inuit man demonstrates traditional kayaking technique used for hunting

on narwhals.jpg In Qaanaaq Inuit man demonstrates traditional kayaking technique used for hunting narwhals 200px thumb left The Qaanaaq area in northern Greenland was first settled around 2000 BC by the Paleo-Eskimo migrating from the Canadian Arctic. Fortescue, Michael. ''Language Relations Across Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence''. Open Linguistic Press, Cassell, 1998. ISBN 0-304-70330-3 The town of Qaanaaq was established

to adapt has contributed to the survival of this small community. When the sea becomes open sometime around August, large dinghies with powerful engines are used for both hunting trips and ordinary journeys. It is still light twenty-four hours a day at this time - the Midnight Sun lasts from the middle of April to the end of August. Nothing from the hunt goes to waste: the skins are used for clothing and covering the kayaks; the flesh and offal are eaten by humans and domestic animals; the narwhal


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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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"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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, and Tunumiisut the most innovative. - Qaanaaq (Thule), Greenland, Denmark 77°30' N align "center" 640 align "center" yes align "center" yes Settlement - - 626 Qaanaaq Qaasuitsup - During 1940, with the "Little Norway" facilities under construction and his administrative duties taken over by others, Balchen requested permission from the Norwegian Air Force to fly ferrying missions for the British, teaming


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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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#Thulegate Thulegate , highlighted that nuclear weapons were routinely present in Greenland's airspace in the years leading up to the accident, and that Denmark had tacitly given the go-ahead for this activity despite its official nuclear free policy. During the Cold War, Greenland had a strategic importance, controlling parts of the passage (GIUK gap) between the Soviet (Soviet Union) Arctic (Arctic Ocean) harbours and the Atlantic (Atlantic Ocean), as well as being a good base for observing any use of intercontinental ballistic missiles, typically planned to pass over the Arctic. The United States therefore had a geopolitical (Geopolitics) interest in Greenland, and in 1946, the United States offered to buy Greenland from Denmark for $100,000,000 but Denmark did not agree to sell. Time Magazine Monday, January 27, 1947 “Deepfreeze Defense”: National Review May 7, 2001 "Let’s Buy Greenland! – A complete missile-defense plan" By John J. Miller (National Review's National Political Reporter: In 1951, the Kauffman treaty was replaced by another one. The Thule Air Base at Thule (Qaanaaq) (now Qaanaaq) in the northwest was made a permanent air force base. In 1953, some Inuit families were forced by Denmark to move from their homes to provide space for extension of the base. For this reason, the base has been a source of friction between the Danish government and the Greenlandic people. Tensions mounted when, on January 21, 1968, there was a nuclear accident (1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash) — a B-52 Stratofortress carrying four hydrogen bomb (nuclear weapon)s crashed near the base, contaminating the area with radioactive debris. Although most of the contaminated ice was cleaned up, controversy currently surrounds recently declassified information indicating that one of the bombs was not accounted for. A 1995 Danish parliamentary scandal, dubbed Thulegate (1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash#Thulegate), highlighted that nuclear weapons were routinely present in Greenland's airspace in the years leading up to the accident, and that Denmark had tacitly given the go-ahead for this activity despite its official nuclear free policy. Predation and conservation The only predators of narwhals besides humans are polar bears and killer whales (orcas). Inuit people are allowed to hunt (hunting) this whale species legally for subsistence. The northern climate provides little nutrition in the form of vitamins, which can only be obtained through the consumption of seal (Pinniped), whale, and walrus. Almost all parts of the narwhal, meat, skin, blubber and organs are consumed. ''Mattak'', the name for raw skin and blubber, is considered a delicacy, and the bones are used for tools and art. In some places in Greenland, such as Qaanaaq, traditional hunting methods are used, and whales are harpooned from handmade kayaks. In other parts of Greenland and Northern Canada, high-speed boats and hunting rifles are used. thumb The head of a lance made from a Narwhal tusk with a meteorite iron blade (File:Meteorite iron harpoon.jpg) wikipedia:Qaanaaq

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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