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Qoornoq

Qoornoq

Qoornoq Greenland - 2010
Qoornoq
Qoornoq
Location within Greenland

Coordinates: 64°32′00″N 51°05′40″W / 64.53333°N 51.09444°W / 64.53333; -51.09444Coordinates: 64°32′00″N 51°05′40″W / 64.53333°N 51.09444°W / 64.53333; -51.09444

State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality 20px Sermersooq
First settled 2200 BCE
Abandoned 1972
Time zone UTC-03

Qoornoq (old spelling: Qôrnoq) is an abandoned fishing village in the Sermersooq municipality in southwestern Greenland.

History

The area was known to have been inhabited by the ancient pre-Inuit, Paleo-Eskimo people of the Saqqaq culture as far back as 2200 BC.[1] It still contains archaeological ruins of ancient Inuit and Norse buildings. The site was excavated in 1952 and the remains of an old Norse farm and ancient tools were discovered.[2] The outside walls of the farm are double hatched and contain several Inuit houses.[2] The village was abandoned in 1972.[2]

Geography

Qoornoq is located on the northeastern coast of the Qoornuup Qeqertarsua Island in the Nuup Kangerlua fjord, to the northeast of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.

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