Talk:Qaanaaq

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climate[edit]

The table says for "Record high °C (°F)" in July tom be "70 (158)". Come on! That CAN'T be true. Highest temperature ever measures in the world is below 60°C (google e.g. The Death Valley) --158.195.4.7 (talk) 09:43, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

large?[edit]

By what criteria is this city 'large'? Pavel Vozenilek 01:46, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

By the criteria of north-west Greenland. It is the biggest town for hundreds of miles in every direction, and the biggest town for thousands of miles in all directions except south. It is the only place in the area with air transport connections. Bearing in mind ships can't get here because of the ice for virtually all the year, and that Greenland has no roads except within towns, this is significant. Pcb21| Pete 2 July 2005 11:29 (UTC)
Also note that the municipality is the largest in the world in terms of overall surface. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.57.219.236 (talk) 09:18, 6 March 2007 (UTC).
Well, all the towns in Nunavut are hundreds of miles apart. Aren't all the towns in Greenland also far apart? Geo Swan (talk) 22:01, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Settlements on the western and southwestern coast are comparatively close to one another. --Algkalv (talk) 22:45, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Radio Mast Thule[edit]

Near Qaanaaq there is one of the tallest constructions outside the USA, the Radio Mast Thule.

What is meant by "one of the tallest constructions outside the USA?" The USA does not harbour all tall towers in the world i.e. the CN Tower in Toronto at 555 m. In fact, there are 7 towers taller than this one, and none of them are in the USA. The statement seems arrogant and should be reworded. --Zippanova 4 July 2005 18:35 (UTC)

Okay, the article now lists the mast's height at 410m, but the link that it points to lists the height at 378m. Which is correct? Susan Davis 18:11, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I've found references from these pages: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=870 and http://www.thuleforum.com/north_mountain.htm that the height of the tower was indeed 378m. I've changed the page to show that. --Eptin 23:28, 29 March 2007 (UTC)

The page for Globecom Tower says the tower was demolished in 1992, so the section here should read "there was one of the tallest constructions". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.84.42.153 (talk) 15:33, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Alternate image[edit]

alternate image -- Orthographic projection over Qaanaaq

Population of Qeqertarsuaq contradiction[edit]

The population of Qeqertarsuaq needs to be revised, since it contradicts the actual Qeqertarsuaq page. I was about to change the number here to the number from the Qeqertarsuaq page, but at the bottom of that page I found this little disclaimer:

Qeqertarsuaq may also refer to a tiny settlement in Qaanaaq municipality, see Qeqertarsuaq (Qaanaaq settlement).

So either the population number on this page needs to be changed, or the current [Qeqertarsuaq]] link should be changed to Qeqertarsuaq (Qaanaaq settlement). I don't know anything about this region, so I will leave it to more knowledgeable people. --Eptin 23:26, 29 March 2007 (UTC)



Northernmost[edit]

I removed the description "northernmost natural settlement" on the basis that it's not at all clear what the criteria for being a "natural settlement" are. It's clearly not the northernmost residential, year round settlement (i.e., as compared to research stations). Longyearbyen and Barentsburg appear to have it beat in that department. --Yst 17:29, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Palindrome[edit]

"Qaanaaq is the world's most northerly palindrome." - Come on.... I know this article is still in sort of an infant phase, but such trivia offers the reader little in the way of substantive knowledge. 74.68.123.162 (talk) 15:29, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Qaanaaq, Greenland.jpg

Is this picture of Qaanaaq? The description is unclear.--SkiDragon (talk) 17:41, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes, I compared to Google maps satellite photos.--BIL (talk) 09:22, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Narwhale hunting[edit]

Is the picture really showing a narwhale hunting technique? Can't find any other references showing this technique or how it's supposed to work.

How is the inuit supposed to kill the 1600kg whale and bring it to shore? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.91.28.101 (talk) 19:38, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Inuit man demonstrates traditional kayaking technique used for hunting on narwhals.jpg

Is this a joke? It looks like the kayak is flipping over... 140.247.45.74 23:54, 16 September 2011

Do they really waste nothing? Nothing at all?? This sounds like a stereotype of the "good" native. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.218.224.228 (talk) 01:59, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Language[edit]

"The inhabitants of Qaanaaq speak the West Greenlandic language and many also speak Inuktun." Inuktun is what they actually speak; West Greenlandic is the official language of Greenland, but it's spoken farther south. Is this worth changing? Bws2002 (talk) 18:46, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

If you can find a reference in a reliable source, yes, it is worth changing. David Spector (talk) 00:07, 9 June 2013 (UTC)