Ikerasaarsuk

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Ikerasaarsuk
Ikerasaarsuk is located in Greenland
Ikerasaarsuk
Ikerasaarsuk
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°08′25″N 53°26′40″W / 68.14028°N 53.44444°W / 68.14028; -53.44444Coordinates: 68°08′25″N 53°26′40″W / 68.14028°N 53.44444°W / 68.14028; -53.44444
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Population (2010)
 • Total 106
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3955 Kangaatsiaq

Ikerasaarsuk is a village in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland. Its population was 106 in 2010.[1]

Transport[edit]

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Ikerasaarsuk Heliport to Iginniarfik Heliport and Kangaatsiaq Heliport.[2] Settlement flights in the Aasiaat Archipelago are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring.

During summer and autumn, when the waters of Disko Bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[3] The ferry links Ikerasaarsuk with Kangaatsiaq, Attu, Iginniarfik, Niaqornaarsuk, and Aasiaat.

Population[edit]

The population of Ikerasaarsuk has been stable in the last two decades, increasing by half since 1990, and levelling off in the 2000s.[4]

Ikerasaarsuk population dynamics
Ikerasaarsuk population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Greenland (Danish)
  2. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Diskoline timetable
  4. ^ a b Statistics Greenland