Qasigiannguit


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Qasigiannguit

(kä'sĭgēän`go͞oĭt), formerly

Christianshåb

(krĭs`tyäns-hôp), town (1996 pop. 1,515), Qasigiannguit dist., W Greenland, on Disko Bay. The town was founded in 1734. It has a shrimp-canning factory.
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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.
We have no choice but to accept the power of nature and sail on past to another village, Qasigiannguit, where we are treated to a hauntingly beautiful performance by the local church choir.
Disko Bay Area, West Greenland: Qasigiannguit (1) 1880 Yes Unknown Ikamiut 1885 Yes Yes Nuussuaq peninsula 1973 Yes sissunnguit 1979 Yes Yes Kitsissunnguit 1996 Yes Kitsissunnguit 2004 Yes Yes Kitsissunnguit 2006 Yes Yes Kitsissunnguit 2007 Yes Nuuk Area.
Rich catches sold to the Sisimiut factory (or after 1950, to a new factory built at Qasigiannguit, nearer to the main Disko Bay shrimp banks) changed some minds, but the localized shrimp fishery was not on nearly the same scale as the cod fishery.