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ID: 1016579
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1016579

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Dundas (inhabited place)  Dundas (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 76 34 38 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 76.5770  decimal degrees
Long: 068 46 32 W  degrees minutes   Long: -68.7790  decimal degrees

Note: Former site of the Thule Eskimoes' primary settlement, which was called "Thule" and was moved to Qaanaaq (also called "Thule") after 1951, when the military center was expanded; currently is near a United States defense area.

Names:
Dundas (preferred,C,V,Danish-P,U,N)
Thule (H,V)
Ûmanák (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Greenland (dependent state)  ........  Greenland (dependent state) (P)
Hierarchy of Qaasuitsup (municipality)  ............  Qaasuitsup (municipality) (P)
Hierarchy of Dundas (inhabited place)  ................  Dundas (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Thule Eskimoes, trading post established by explorer Knud Rasmussen in 1910, later became US military base
town (C)
military center (C)  ............  for the USA, for nearby Thule Air Base, by agreement with Denmark after World War II

Related geographic places:
moved to ....  Qaanaaq .......... (inhabited place)
..............  (World, North and Central America, Greenland, Qaasuitsup) [7024610]

Sources and Contributors:
Dundas..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Thule..........  [VP]
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ûmanák..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 3 October 2006
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 3 October 2006
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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