The world Heritage Commitee under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed the Inuit hunting grounds Aasivissuit – Nipisat in West Greenland on the World Heritage List. The Danish Realm now has a total of 10 sites on the list.
The unique hunting grounds of Aasivissuit – Nipisat, located between the towns of Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut in West Greenland, have just been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The site joins more than 1070 other localities around the world already on the list, including the Akropolis in Greece, The Chineese Wall, Christiansfeld in Denmark and the rice terraces of the Phillipines.
The new Greenlandic World Heritage site covers an area of roughly 4,000 square kilometers and includes land, lakes, fjords and part of the ice cap. The area boasts stunning nature as well as some of the best preserved traces of the people who have taken part in seasonal migrations between coast and hinterland within this area for thousands of years.