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Ilulissat photograph by Andre Schoenherr Greenland

Ilulissat
a beautiful photograph by

Andre Schoenherr

Visit Greenland (greenland.com)

Country : Greenland
Area : Ilulissat



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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.