Ikermiut

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For an island of the same name, see Ikermiut Island.
Ikermiut
Ikermiut is located in Greenland
Ikermiut
Ikermiut
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 74°20′05″N 56°59′30″W / 74.33472°N 56.99167°W / 74.33472; -56.99167Coordinates: 74°20′05″N 56°59′30″W / 74.33472°N 56.99167°W / 74.33472; -56.99167
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Founded 1916[1]
Abandoned 1954[1]
Time zone UTC-03

Ikermiut is a former settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It was located on Ikermiut Island in the center of Inussulik Bay, a bay in the northern part of Upernavik Archipelago.[2] The settlement was abandoned in 1954 in favor of more northerly settlements of Nuussuaq and Kullorsuaq, due to rough sea waves of Inussulik Bay overflowing the island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Petersen, Robert (2003). Settlements, kinship and hunting grounds in traditional Greenland: A comparative study of local experiences from Upernavik and Ammassalik. Danish Polar Center. pp. 107,133,233. ISBN 978-87-635-1261-9. 
  2. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992