Ikamiut

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Ikamiut
Ikamiut is located in Greenland
Ikamiut
Ikamiut
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°38′00″N 51°49′58″W / 68.63333°N 51.83278°W / 68.63333; -51.83278Coordinates: 68°38′00″N 51°49′58″W / 68.63333°N 51.83278°W / 68.63333; -51.83278
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Government[1]
 • Mayor Emil Zeeb
Population (2010)
 • Total 96
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3951 Qasigiannguit

Ikamiut is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located on a small island in the Aasiaat Archipelago on the southern shores of Disko Bay. Its population was 96 in 2010.[2]

Transport[edit]

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Ikamiut Heliport to Aasiaat Airport and Qasigiannguit Heliport.[3] Settlement flights in the Disko Bay region are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring.

During summer and autumn, when the waters of the bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[4] The ferry links Ikamiut with Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat, and Akunnaaq.

Population[edit]

The population of Ikamiut has been stable in the last two decades.[5]

Ikamiut population dynamics
Ikamiut population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sermitsiaq, 2009/05/23 (Danish)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland (Danish)
  3. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Diskoline timetable
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland