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Aasiaat

(äs`ēät'), formerly

Egedesminde

(ā`gəthəsmĭn'ə), town (1996 pop. 3,039), Aasiaat dist., W Greenland, at the mouth of Disko Bay. It is the fourth largest town in Greenland. It was founded in 1759 and named for Hans EgedeEgede, Hans
, 1686–1758, Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the Apostle of Greenland. He went to Greenland in 1721 and, with the support of the Danish government, founded a mission for the Eskimo. He also helped to initiate trade between Denmark and Greenland.
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, a Norwegian missionary. A large shrimp-canning factory is there.
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Contract Awarded to Extend the Greenlandic sea cable from Nuuk to Aasiaat via Maniitsoq and Sisimiut.
The operator is also planning to establish a high-capacity microwave radio chain from Aasiaat to Qasigiannguit and Ilulissat, and to extend the existing one from Uummannaq to Upernavik.
The municipality of Aasiaat, Greenland will not get an extension to its runway.
Aasiaat was reportedly hoping to get the runway extended to 1,200 metres.
Kortlaegning af kystfuglekolonier i Vestgronland mellem Aasiaat og Paamiut: Sommeren 1992.
The winters of 1982-84 brought the coldest air temperatures ever recorded in Nuuk or Aasiaat (Disko Bay), along with correspondingly severe sea ice conditions offshore.
Snow crab were found around Paamiut as well, but production there lagged behind that of Sisimiut, Aasiaat, and Nuuk until the government transferred a processing vessel (indhandlingsskib) to Paamiut in 2000.
During the period 1979 to 1992, precipitation (mm) and mean winter (December to February), and spring (March to May) temperatures were obtained from four climatic stations at Paamiut (62[degrees]00 'N, 49[degrees]40 'W), Sisimiut (66[degrees]56 'N, 53[degrees]42 'W), Aasiaat (68[degrees]42 'N, 52[degrees]53 'W), and Kangerlussuaq (67[degrees]01 'N, 50[degrees]42 'W).
19 Svartenhuk S s 20 Karrats fjord r 21 Kangerlussuaq r 22 Ubekendte Ejland r 23 Ukkusissat r 24 Nuussuaq N s h 25 Uummannaq r Disko Island 26 Disko NE s 27 Disko W s 28 Disko E s t 29 Disko SW s 30 Disko S s Disko Bay 31 Hare s 32 Nuussuaq s 33 Arveprinsen Ejland r 34 Attaa Sund r 35 Torsukattak r 36 Jakobshavn Isfjord r 37 Christianshab r 38 Kronprinsens Ejland r 39 Hunde Ejland r 40 Grnne Ejland r 41 Sydostbugt s t 42 Aasiaat r South of Disko Bay 43 Kangaatsiaq r h 44 Afersiorfik s t 45 Attu r
Those in the Northern Inspectorate were Aasiaat [Egedesminde], Qeqertarsuaq [Godhavn], Qasigiannguit [Christianshab], Ilulissat [Jakobshavn], Appat [Ritenbenk], Uummannaq, and Upernavik (Fig.