Upernavik


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Upernavik

(o͝opĕr`nävĭk), town (1996 pop. 1,131), Upernavik dist., W Greenland, on a small island in Baffin Bay. It is an important sealing and whaling base.
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"I know an Esquimau in Upernavik who sends to Cincinnati for his neckties, and I saw a goatherder in Uruguay who won a prize in a Battle Creek breakfast food puzzle competition.
In October a pilot and two passengers on a helicopter narrowly escaped after a polar bear smashed the windshield searching for food at Sandersons Hope, near Upernavik. They were able to escape unharmed and alerted police after locking themselves in a nearby cabin.
The town of Upernavik in western Greenland Linda Kastrup
Upernavik 1873; Anomaly ([degrees]C) 1.2 0.7 72.8[degrees]N, Max Year 2010 1947 56.
During the survey period, animal observations were recorded as the support vessel made various transits to Upernavik and Nuuk.
According to Wikipedia, Tuttorqortooq Island is located in Tasiusaq Bay, in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago.
The Danish state colonized gradually the western part of the island up to the settlement in Upernavik, a process that started in 1721 and resulted in Danish sovereignty over that territory with missionary activity and colonial administration managed by The Royal Greenland Trading Department (Den Kongelige Granlandske Handel).
In February 2006, scientists associated with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk interviewed 72 experienced polar bear hunters in the Qaanaaq and Upernavik municipalities of Northwest Greenland.