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Thule (town, Greenland)

Thule (thōō´lē, tōō´–) or Qaanaaq (känäk´), town (1995 pop. 627), N Greenland, on the north side of Inglefield Gulf. The name of Thule was originally attached to the main settlement for the Thule Eskimos, founded in 1910 by the arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen as a trading post on the south side of Wolstenholme Fjord at the site of the present-day Thule Air Base. Built during World War II, the base was greatly expanded after 1951 during the cold war. The Thule Eskimos were forced to move the settlement of Thule (as well as the name) c.62 mi (100 km) to Qaanaaq. The site of Thule Air Base is officially named Pituffik. Pituffik is also a base for Danish and U.S. scientific operations on the ice sheet and serves as the airport for Greenland NW of Cape York.

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Thule (ancient name for extreme N Europe)

Thule (thōō´lē), name given by the ancients to the most northerly land of Europe. It was an island discovered and described (c.310 BC) by the Greek navigator Pytheas and variously identified with Iceland, Norway, and the Shetland Islands. The phrase "Ultima Thule" is used figuratively to denote the most distant goal of human endeavor or a land remote beyond all reckoning.

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Thule

Thule a country described by the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas (c.310 bc) as being six days' sail north of Britain, variously identified with Iceland, the Shetland Islands, and most plausibly, Norway. It was regarded by the ancients as the northernmost part of the world. (See also Ultima Thule.)

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ultima Thule

ultima Thule a distant unknown region; the extreme limit of travel and discovery; the Latin phrase means ‘furthest Thule’ (see Thule).

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