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Disco Bay
photograph by Jean-Pierre Bajerski

Disko Bay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disko_Bay

Disko Bay (Greenlandic: Qeqertarsuup tunua; Danish: Diskobugten[1]) is a bay on the western coast of Greenland. The bay constitutes a wide southeastern inlet of Baffin Bay.

Ilulissat
photograph by Andre Schoenherr

Ilulissat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilulissat

Ilulissat, formerly Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven,[4] is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350 km (220 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. With the population of 4,541 as of 2013,[5] it is the third-largest city in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. The city is home to almost as many sledge-dogs.

In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs".[6] The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site,[7] and has made Ilulissat the most popular tourist destination in Greenland.[8] Tourism is now the town's principal industry. The city neighbours the Ilulissat Icefjord, where enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere. These white giants are a source of astonishment for both residents and visitors, when the gaze drifts to the wide Disco Bay and when you walk close to the fjord.

Ittoqqortoormiit
photograph by Richard Collier

Ittoqqortoormiit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ittoqqortoormiit

Ittoqqortoormiit (East Greenlandic) or Illoqortormiut (West Greenlandic) (Inuit pronunciation: [itːoqːɔʁtɔːʁmiːt]), formerly known as Scoresbysund, is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality in eastern Greenland. Its population is 452 as of 2013.[1]

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.

Ittoqqortoormiit is located on Liverpool Land, near the mouth of the northern shore of the Kangertittivaq fjord, which empties into the Greenland Sea.[2]

Tiilerilaaq
photograph by Bernard Pez

Tiilerilaaq

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiilerilaaq

Tiilerilaaq[2] (West Greenlandic: Tiniteqilaaq, old spelling: Tiniteqilâq) (IATA: TQI) is a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality, in southeastern Greenland. Its population was 134 in 2010.[3]

The population of Tiilerilaaq has decreased by 30 percent relative to the 1990 levels, and by 8 percent relative to the 2000 levels,[4] reflecting the depopulation of the nearby Kuummiit and Isortoq.

During weekdays Air Greenland serves the village by helicopter as part of government contract, with flights from Tiniteqilaaq Heliport and Kulusuk Airport.[5]