Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Greenland: Ilulissat

I also received this nice cover from Greenland today. It was hand-cancelled in Ilulissat, which is a town in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located approximately 350 km (220 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. The city was formerly known as Jakobshavn or Jacobshaven and with population of 4,541 as of 2013, it is the third-largest city in Greenland, after Nuuk and Sisimiut. In direct translation, Ilulissat is the Kalaallisut word for "Icebergs". The nearby Ilulissat Icefjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has made Ilulissat the most popular tourist destination in Greenland.

Queen Margrethe II - Issued: 13-05-2015

♁ 69°13′N 51°06′W

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