Ikermiut Island

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For a former settlement of the same name, see Ikermiut.
Ikermiut
Inussulik-bay-ikermiut.jpg
Aerial view of Ikermiut Island
Ikermiut Island is located in Greenland
Ikermiut Island
Ikermiut Island (Greenland)
Geography
Location Greenland
Coordinates 74°20′15″N 56°58′50″W / 74.33750°N 56.98056°W / 74.33750; -56.98056Coordinates: 74°20′15″N 56°58′50″W / 74.33750°N 56.98056°W / 74.33750; -56.98056
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Ikermiut Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, located in the center of Inussulik Bay in the northern part of Upernavik Archipelago, approximately halfway between Kiatassuaq Island in the north and Nuussuaq Peninsula in the south.[1]

History[edit]

Ikermiut Island was permanently inhabited between 1916 and 1954, when a small settlement of the same name existed on the island. The settlement was abandoned in 1954, during the post-war consolidation phase in northwestern Greenland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  2. ^ 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.