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ID: 7024610
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7024610

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 77 29 22 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 77.4890  decimal degrees
Long: 069 19 56 W  degrees minutes   Long: -69.3210  decimal degrees

Note: Located at Inglefield Gulf; new primary settlement of the Thule Eskimoes, who were moved from Thule (now called "Dundas") after 1951 when the US military center there expanded.

Names:
Qaanaaq (preferred,C,V,Greenlandic-P,U,N)
Thule (H,V,Danish,U,N)  ............ so-named in 1951, now generally called "Qaanaaq," which was the original name of the site
Qânâq (C,V)
Karna (C,V)
Kanâq (C,V)
Kanäk (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 Qaanaaq (inhabited place)  ................  Qaanaaq (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Thule Eskimoes in 1951, at site of previous settlement
town (C)

Related geographic places:
moved from ....  Dundas .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Greenland, Qaasuitsup) [1016579]

Sources and Contributors:
Kanäk..........  [VP]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 4 October 2006
Kanâq..........  [VP]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 4 October 2006
Karna..........  [VP]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 4 October 2006
Qaanaaq..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 04/10/00
Qânâq..........  [VP]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 4 October 2006
Thule..........  [VP]
..............  Columbia Gazetteer (1998) III, 3156
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 04/10/00
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Columbia Gazetteer (1998) III, 3156
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2004-2008) accessed 4 October 2006
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1998-2000) accessed 04/10/00
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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