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Introduction of Qaanaaq
Town in Thule district, NW Greenland , NW of CapeYork. Founded in 1910 by the Danish explorer KnudRasmussen, it derives its name from ancient and medieval concepts of the furthest unknown north,Ultima Thule. It, in turn, gives its name to a form ofearly Eskimo culture. The site of a U.S. military basein World War II, it is now the most important U.S.defense area in Greenland .Town in Thule district, NW Greenland , NW of CapeYork. Founded in 1910 by the Danish explorer KnudRasmussen, it derives its name from ancient and medieval concepts of the furthest unknown north,Ultima Thule. It, in turn, gives its name to a form ofearly Eskimo culture. The site of a U.S. military basein World War II, it is now the most important U.S.defense area in Greenland .

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