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qasigiannguit
Qasigiannguit
Qasigiannguit is a town in the beautiful Disko Bay area, founded in 1734 as a trading post, originally named Christianshåb. The population of the town has been declining the last 20 years to 1.164 inhabitants.

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Place: Town

Name: Qasigiannguit

Former name: Christianshåb

Founded: 1742

Founder: Jacob Severin

Location: 610 59’ N   490 40’ W

Population: 1.515

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The town was founded in 1741 by Jakob Severin and named Jakobshavn, now ilulissat, meaning icebergs. World  famous for it’s spectacular ice-fjord just a few miles from the city.