Tasiilaq

Tasiilaq (täsēˈläk) [key], formerly Ammassalik ämäˈsälĭkˌ, settlement and trading post (1996 pop. 1,684), E Greenland, on the Denmark Strait just S of the Arctic Circle. It was founded in 1894. Its radio-meteorological station (est. 1925) is the oldest on Greenland. It was formerly also spelled Angmagssalik.

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