Synonyms for niaqornat or Related words with niaqornat
Examples of "niaqornat"
Heliport is a heliport in
, a village on the northeastern shore of Nuussuaq Peninsula in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. The heliport is considered a "helistop", and is served by Air Greenland as part of a government contract.
Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights from
Heliport to the local hub in Uummannaq. There are no direct flights to Qaarsut Airport located in Qaarsut, a village 37 km southwest of
on the same shore of Nuussuaq Peninsula. All passengers must therefore transfer in Uummannaq Heliport.
Fishing is the mainstay of the economy, with stocks of Atlantic cod, Greenland halibut and Greenland shark. A variety of mammal species are harvested: ringed seal, bearded seal, harp seal, hooded seal, and walrus. There is a seasonal catch of narwhal and beluga – on rare occasions pilot whales are caught. Capelin and fin whales have been observed at
as late as in November in recent years. Like other settlements in northwestern Greenland,
experiences the effects of global warming.
(Kalaallisut: "head-shaped") is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. The settlement is located on the northern coast of the Nuussuaq Peninsula, with a wide view over Uummannaq Fjord. It had 58 inhabitants in 2010.
Uummannaq is located 590 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle on Uummannaq Island located in the south-central arm of the Uummannaq Fjord. "Uummannaq" is also the general name given to the series of inlets north of the promontory at
on the Nuussuaq Peninsula.
The population of
has dropped by nearly a third relative to the 1990 levels, and by nearly a quarter relative to the 2000 levels, reflecting a general trend in the region. A November 2015 edition of "National Geographic" reported 50 inhabitants.
The peninsula is administered as part of the Qaasuitsup municipality. The main settlements are Qaarsut and
on the northeastern shore, Saqqaq on the southwestern shore, at the foot of the Livets Top mountain (1,150 m), and Qeqertaq on a small island just off the southern shore, at the base of the peninsula.
During spring a few polar bears are shot for meat. The catch includes reindeer, caribou, Arctic hare, grouse and various seabirds.
represents a traditional hunting culture where both dog sleds and small dinghies are used during the hunting of the marine resources. The settlement is well situated for studies of narwhal, beluga, polar bear as well as other marine resources such as the ringed seal.
is an example of a well functioning small settlement in which the inhabitants still live from harvesting the local living resources and it represents a continuation in modern times of the Greenlandic hunting culture. A fish factory was closed, but reopened as a co-operative in 2011.
The northeastern coastline of Nuussuaq Peninsula is sparsely inhabited or uninhabited in the south, with Qaarsut and
near the mouth of the fjord being the only settlements. Sigguup Nunaa peninsula and adjacent lands between the mouth of the fjord and Upernavik Archipelago in the north are uninhabited.
only got electricity in 1988, however, the settlement is now able to communicate with the rest of the world via satellite and telephone and has access to the Internet. The settlement is in possession a 3 million litre water tank that supplies the settlement with fresh water from a lake in the mountain. There is also a community house where the inhabitants have access to a modern laundry and bath. The inhabitants have formed a local organisation that will work for attracting more tourists – especially from cruise ships. In 2007, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources – which has its main office further south, in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland – established a field station in
. In November 2007 there were nine pupils in the local school.
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