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.
During the survey period, animal observations were recorded as the support vessel made various transits to Upernavik and Nuuk.
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.
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).
Kleemann--the "real" one--was born in Upernavik, Greenland, in 1959, and her work often draws on Inuit mythology and tradition.
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.
In 1854 part of his crew defected in a desperate attempt, using sledge and open boat, to reach Upernavik, the closest port on Greenland's coast, more than 1,125 kilometres away.
The cash will allow her to go to a three-month residency at Upernavik Museum in north-west Greenland.
Written about twenty-five years ago, it is the first-person account of a journey undertaken by the author, Tete-Michel Kpomassie, from his home village in West Africa to Upernavik in northern Greenland.
The tagging was carried out in the fjords of eastern Greenland at Ammassalik in September 1990, in the fjords of southwestern Greenland from Cape Farewell to Godthaab Fjord in January 1987-88, in the fjords of northwestern Greenland from Disko Bay to Upernavik during July-August 1986-98, and off western Greenland from Davis Strait to Baffin Bay during May-August 1991-93 (Table 1, Fig.