Nanortalik Church

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Nanortalik Church
Nanortalik Church is located in Greenland
Nanortalik Church
Nanortalik Church
Nanortalik
60°08′31″N 45°14′36″W / 60.14194°N 45.24333°W / 60.14194; -45.24333Coordinates: 60°08′31″N 45°14′36″W / 60.14194°N 45.24333°W / 60.14194; -45.24333
Location Nanortalik
Country  Greenland,  Denmark
History
Founded 1916
Administration
Diocese Diocese of Greenland
Clergy
Bishop(s) Sofie Petersen

Nanortalik Church is a wooden, Danish Lutheran church in the town of Nanortalik in southern Greenland in the Arctic. The church was built and consecrated in 1916,[1] and is currently the only church serving the Nanortalik congregation. The church is located in the old colonial quarter of the town. The church is deemed culturally significant and has enjoyed protected status since 2004.

The town of Nanortalik is currently assessing building an additional church for the congregation, citing problems with the current church being too small for bigger festivities.[2]

A landmark Nanortalik boulder—called the Knud Rasmussen Stone—is located right next to the church.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Nanortalik". Greenland.com. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Nanortalik Kommuneplan 2008-2018" (PDF) (in Danish). Nanortalik Municipality. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Historic sites and ruins in the Nanortalik district". Randburg. Retrieved April 6, 2011.