Synonyms for qaqortoq or Related words with qaqortoq


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Qaqortoq is located at approximately in the Qaqortoq Fjord, beside the Labrador Sea.
The Qaqortoq Stadium is a stadium in Qaqortoq, Greenland. It was completed in September 2010, and will host football matches.
Qaqortoq Heliport is a heliport in the southern part of Qaqortoq, a town in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. The distance to Narsarsuaq Airport, the only airport with flights from Qaqortoq, is .
Qaqortoq Hostel (also known as "Siniffik Inn", "siniffik" is Greenlandic for "bed", to the locals simply known as "Heidis") is a privately run hostel in the town of Qaqortoq in south Greenland. The hostel was expanded in 2007 and now hosts a total of 38 beds, rivalling the major establishments in the area. It is one of only two Qaqortoq companies offering accommodations in the town, the other being Hotel Qaqortoq. The hostel is, despite its size, a major employer in the town.
There are plans to build a new airport near Qaqortoq and close the Narsarsuaq Airport, which would eliminate the need for helicopter transfers to Qaqortoq, the main settlement in the region.
Until December 31, 2008, the town was the administrative center of Qaqortoq municipality. On January 1, 2009, Qaqortoq became the biggest town and the administrative center of Kujalleq municipality, when the municipalities of Qaqortoq, Narsaq, and Nanortalik ceased to exist as administrative entities.
The Dorset people arrived in the Qaqortoq area around 2,800 years ago. Several rectangular peat dwelling structures, characteristic of the early Dorset culture, can be found around the wider Qaqortoq area.
Qaqortoq is served by Napparsimavik Hospital, officially "Napparsimavik Qaqortoq Sygehus". The hospital is also the main hospital in southern Greenland. With a staff of 59 people, presently the hospital has 18 beds. The three villages in Qaqortoq municipality – Eqalugaarsuit, Saarloq, and Qassimiut – also belong to the healthcare district of Napparsimavik Hospital. The villages are visited via sea and with a medical helicopter in case of emergencies. During the summer of 2010, the hospital used Greenland-grown vegetables exclusively.
K-33 is a sports club from Greenland based in Qaqortoq. They compete in football, badminton and handball.
Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy of the town. The Qaqortoq Tourist Service – "Greenland Sagalands" – is the tourist office. Roughly two-thirds of all tourists (65.5%) are from Denmark. There are several facilities offering accommodations, including the Qaqortoq Hostel. The Qaqortoq Museum offers services in English, Danish, and Kalaallisut. The Great Greenland Furhouse is also a popular tourist attraction. Tourists are offered year-round activities such as kayaking, guided hiking, whale-watching, cross-country skiing, and boating. In recent years, Qaqortoq has experienced a decline in tourist revenue, with an average of 1,700 tourists annually staying in the town overnight, very much due to the lack of an airport close to the town. The Qaqortoq Stadium is the first artificial grass football stadium in Greenland. The Danish Crown Princely family visited the town as part of an official tour of Greenland in summer 2014.
Together with the power plant a long high voltage (70 kV) line to Qaqortoq and Narsaq was erected.
Qaqortoq is a port of call for the Arctic Umiaq ferry. The port authority for Qaqortoq is Royal Arctic Line, located in Nuuk. With a channel depth of , the port can accommodate vessels up to in length. The port offers pilotage upon request, but no tugging.
Until January, 2009, the settlement—along Qassimiut and Saarloq, as well as 13 sheep farms—belonged to the Qaqortoq municipality. On January 1, 2009, the settlement became part of the Kujalleq municipality, when the Narsaq, Qaqortoq, and Nanortalik municipalities ceased to exist. The settlements are presently governed by a joint settlement council.
The oldest standing building at the historical colonial harbor and thus of all of Qaqortoq is a black-tarred log building from 1797. The building was designed by royal Danish architect Kirkerup, pre-assembled in Denmark, shipped in pieces to Qaqortoq, and then reassembled.
Qaqortoq Museum () is a museum located in one of the oldest buildings of the town of Qaqortoq, Greenland. It is located in the former blacksmith's shop dated to 1804, made from yellow stone—located right by the main fountain square, and exhibits old inuit boats, hunting equipment, national dresses and Norse artifacts. The building itself is deemed culturally significant and is protected.
Saarloq is a settlement in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. Its population was 44 in 2010. It is located on a small island with the same name off the Labrador Sea coast at approximately , at the mouth of the Qaqortoq Fjord, west of Alluitsup Paa and 20 km south of Qaqortoq.
Until January, 2009, the settlement—along Eqalugaarsuit and Saarloq, as well as 13 sheep farms—belonged to the Qaqortoq municipality. On January 1, 2009, the settlement became part of the Kujalleq municipality, when the Narsaq, Qaqortoq, and Nanortalik municipalities ceased to exist. The settlements are presently governed by a joint settlement council, although Qassimiut has no direct representation in the council.
The future of the heliport is connected to the wider network of air traffic in southern Greenland. A political decision was taken by the Greenland government and parliament during December 2015, regarding construction of an airport close to Qaqortoq with a 1500 meter runway. Further a 6.2 kilometer dirt road, from Qaqortoq town to the airport site, was completed during November 2016. And the first rock blastings at the airport site, were conducted during early November 2016. The construction of the new airport will be started in either 2017 or 2018, with an expected completion during 2020.airport near Qaqortoq.
Alongside Kangerlussuaq, if airports at Qaqortoq, Tasiilaq and Ittoqqortoormiit are built, the airports at Narsarsuaq, Kulusuk and Nerlerit Inaat will also be closed.
Minik Dahl Høegh (born 4 May 1985) is a Greenlandic handballer, currently playing for Danish Handball League side Aarhus Håndbold. He grew up in Qaqortoq.