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Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), East Greenland

Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund), East Greenland

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Uploaded 19 Sep 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Ittoqqortoormiit, formerly known as Scoresbysund, is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland. Its population is 452 as of 2013. The former name Scoresbysund derives from the Arctic explorer and whaler William Scoresby, who was the first to map the area in 1822. The name "Ittoqqortoormiit" means "Big-House Dwellers" in the Eastern Greenlandic dialect. The region is known for its wildlife, including polar bears, muskoxen, and seals. Each year only a few tourist ship ...
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