Documentation and dissemination of the history of Denmark in Greenland and the Arctic

East Greenland Place Names is a data base with place names given to places in East Greenland by the first travelers and expeditions as part of their contribution to the mapping of the coast of East Greenland.

East Greenland Place Names

East Greenland Place Names is a data base with place names given to places in East Greenland by the first travelers and expeditions as part of their contribution to the mapping of the coast of East Greenland.  

The data base includes place names given up to our time, however, it is our intention only to continue the systematic collection of place names up to and inclusive of "The Bicentenary Jubilee Expedition around the North of Greenland 1920-23" (Lauge Koch).  

In this connection East Greenland is bounded widely to be the land east of a line from Cap Farewell in the south and from there in a northerly direction to the bottom of the Lindenow Fiord, and from there still in northerly direction across the Inland Ice to the central line by Adam’s Glacier, J.P. Koch Fiord and Chipp Sound.  

The data base includes lists comprising the place names, which were used by the individual expeditions or by their members with connecting introductions, and they are all arranged in a pdf-portfolio, to be opened in order to achieve access to the data base.  

The data base is constantly being developed, and a couple of times a year the portfolio will be updated with new lists as well as additions to and corrections of previous lists.  

The present version is dated March 2016. The news comprises lists from respectively: 

  • The East Greenland Expedition carried out over the years 1898 to 1900. Often mentioned as the Carlsbergfond Expedition (G. Amdrup).
  • L´expedition suisse au Groenland 1912-13 (A. de Quervain et P.-L. Mercanton)
  • Scoresbysund-Komiteen; the founding of Scoresbysund 1924-25, later mentioned as 1. Scoresbysund (E. Mikkelsen.

Further, a number of clarifications and additions to previous lists.

Access to the portfolio is given by pressuring here “Stednavne”. The portfolio may be used as a book, in which the individual lists and introductions are chapters that you may leaf through, and in which you may search crosswise of the individual chapters.  

The name place data base works in the best way, if you use version 9 or higher of either Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader.  

Photo 30156: The members of the boat expedition are removing the oars from the boat. In the background you can see a house, Kap Dalton, 1900.

The boat is called "Agga II" and in 1900 it was rowed from Kap Dalton to Ammassalik by Georg Amdrup together with Axel Jacobsen, Søren Nielsen and Ejnar Mikkelsen Løth as part of The East Greenland Expedition.