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Jakobshavn is the third largest town in Greenland. Jakobshavn is the name of this town that is in Danish language. This town in Greenlandic language is known as Ilulissat.

This town is served by the municipality of Ilulissat. The geographic coordinates of this town are 69°13' North latitude and 51°06' West longitude. This town that is known by the name of Jakobshavn, meaning, Jacob's Harbor, is actually located in the western coast of Greenland.

Jakobshavn is the town that stands in the third position in Greenland, among other Greenland towns, regarding population. It has a population of about five thousand people. Jakobshavn is the town that is mostly dependent on the tourism industry of this town that is flourishing day after day. The main travel attraction that this town has is the icebergs and the vast sheet of ice that is situated near this beautiful town. In fact the Greenlandic name of this town suggests the icebergs only.

Jakobshavn or Ilulissat icefjord, which is the main travel destination in this town, covers an area of about forty kilometers. This area is located in between Greenland ice sheet and the famous Disco Bay in Greenland. On the eastern part of this icefjord there is situated the most productive iceberg of Greenland, the Jakobshavn Glacier. This is a very speedy glacier in Greenland and is also retreating very fast. The Jakobshavn icefjord is regarded as a world heritage site in Greenland and it has got this honor in the year 2004.
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