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Nuuk Cathedral

Nuuk Cathedral

Or just Church of our Savior (Vor Frelser Kirke) is the cathedral of Greenland. It was build 1849.

Up to 1993 the cathedral of Greenland was the same as in Copenhagen, but by law Vor Frelse Kirke became cathedral of Greenland. The first bishop was Kristian Mørk (1994) but 1995 Sofie Petersen became bishop at the age of 39. She is a native of Greenland and was also the second fema...
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Communication antennas in Nuuk

Communication antennas in Nuuk

To keep up all communication in Greenland a set of antennas and satellite dishes were set at each city and village of Greenland.

These ones in Nuuk are for TV from Denmark but also for phones and Internet. From here the signals go down to Tele Greenlands distribution center to the left and then sent throughout Greenland.

To reach every part of Greenland Tele Greenl...
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Greenlands Parliament in Nuuk

Greenlands Parliament in Nuuk

The Parliament of Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaanni Inatsisartut; Danish: Grønlands Landsting) is the legislature (in this case, a parliament) in the government of Greenland, an autonomous province of Denmark. The government of Greenland is also called Home Rule of Greenland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliament_of_Greenland
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Two Dash-7 at Nuuk Airport

Two Dash-7 at Nuuk Airport

Air Greenland has 6 Dash-7 planes in their fleet.

All transportation between cities in Greenland is carried out by either plane, helicopter or ship because there aren't any roads between them.
And because of this it's VERY expensive to travel around Greenland.
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Qeqertarsuatsiaat - a village in Greenland

Qeqertarsuatsiaat - a village in Greenland

Qeqertarsuatsiaat (Danish: Fiskenæsset) is a village in West Greenland in the municipality of Nuuk. Population is 273 (as of Jan. 2004). Location is approximately 63°05′N, 50°41′W. The greenlandic name means 'the quite large island' and was founded by the Danish merchant Anders Olsen in 1754 as a trading post. From there, the KGH, the Royal Danish trading company, could trade skins ...
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Farming school in Greenland

Farming school in Greenland

In 1953 when Greenland became an equal part of the Danish kingdom, many Danes came to Qaqortoq to start up the municipal administration. This meant that the town grew rapidly and the agriculture, which had been here since the 1800‘s had to move somewhere else.

Upernaviarsuk was the place, very close to Qaqortoq, where today‘s agricultural test farming takes place. It is a service...
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Nuuk (Greenland)

Nuuk (Greenland)

This is the capitol city of Greenland. It has about 15.000 people living there. Although it belongs politically to Denmark, geographically it belongs to North America.
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Thule Air Force Base, Greenland

Thule Air Force Base, Greenland

USAF Base at Thule, Greenland, 695 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Charming Spot
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National Museum of Greenland

National Museum of Greenland

The National Museum in Nuuk contain the history of Greenland over the last 4500 years. Also located is the National Archive with documents dating back to 1733.

Here you can also see the famous arctic mummies from Qilakitsoq.

http://www.natmus.gl/en/
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Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)

Kangerlussuaq Airport (SFJ)

Main airport of Greenland in the bottom of the Fjord of the same name, also called Sondre Stromfjord.

1941 the US Airforce build a landing strip here for planes going to raids in Europe. 1960 it was opened as public airport too. 1992 the US forces left the base and it was handed over to the authorities of Greenland.
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A34 on a roof in Narsaq

A34 on a roof in Narsaq

These A numbers were written during WW II by the US Airforce on rooftops on a building in city and village in Greenland. They were used as guiding marks for pilots when whey flew from the USA to Europe or their bases in Greenland.

Today only a few are left. There are also an number building in Nuuk, Nanortalik, Kapisillit and Rodebay.

This one is on the building o...
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Nuuk Imeq Brewery Nuuk

Nuuk Imeq Brewery Nuuk

This is where Tuborg, Carlsberg and other danish beer are brewed. But also Coca-Cola is made here too. As one of the last places in the world in 1995.

The taste of Coca-Cola in Greenland has a unique taste because it contain water from the ice cap of Greenland.
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