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Sisimiut (sĭsˈĭmyōtˌ) [key], formerly Holsteinsborg hôlˈstānsbôrˌ, town (1996 pop. 5,117), Sisimiut dist., W Greenland. The second largest town in Greenland, it is a fishing center with a modern canning factory and several shipyards.

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