List of cities and towns in Greenland

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Nuuk skyline with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background

This is a list of cities and towns in Modern Greenland as of 2013. The term 'city' is loosely used to describe any populated area in Greenland, given that the most populated place is Nuuk, the capital, with 16,454 inhabitants. In Greenland two kinds of settled areas are distinguished: by (Danish for 'town') and bygd (Danish for 'settlement'). The difference between the two decreased since the new administrative units were introduced in 2009, with the influence of previous municipality centers decreasing.

As of January 2013, Greenland has 56,370 people living along the coast and many islands. There are no permanent human inland settlements or towns in Greenland (the only inland human settlements that exist are seasonal research stations).

Towns with more than 1,000 population[edit]

There are 13 towns in Greenland with population exceeding 1,000:[1][2]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
1 16,454 Nuuk Godthåb
Godthaab
Neu-Herrnhut
Sermersooq
2 5,598 Sisimiut Holsteinsborg Qeqqata
3 4,541 Ilulissat Jakobshavn Qaasuitsup
4 3,229 Qaqortoq Julianehåb
Julianehaab
Kujalleq
5 3,142 Aasiaat Egedesminde Qaasuitsup
6 2,670 Maniitsoq Nye-Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
7 2,017 Tasiilaq Ammassalik
Angmagssalik
Sermersooq
8 1,515 Paamiut Frederikshåb
Frederikshaab
Sermersooq
9 1,503 Narsaq Nordprøven Kujalleq
10 1,337 Nanortalik Nennortalik Kujalleq
11 1,282 Uummannaq Omenak Qaasuitsup
12 1,181 Upernavik Qaasuitsup
13 1,171 Qasigiannguit Christianshåb
Christianshaab
Qaasuitsup

Towns and settlements with population between 200 and 1,000[edit]

There are 18 towns and settlements in Greenland with population between 200 and 1,000:[1][2]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
14 845 Qeqertarsuaq Godhavn
Lievely
Qaasuitsup
15 656 Qaanaaq Thule Qaasuitsup
16 558 Kangaatsiaq Qaasuitsup
17 512 Kangerlussuaq Bluie West-8
Søndre Strømfjord
Sondrestrom
Qeqqata
18 452 Ittoqqortoormiit Scoresbysund Sermersooq
19 448 Kullorsuaq Qaasuitsup
20 353 Kangaamiut Gammel Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
21 331 Kuummiit Sermersooq
22 267 Kulusuk Kap Dan Sermersooq
23 263 Alluitsup Paa Sydprøven Kujalleq
24 258 Niaqornaarsuk Qaasuitsup
25 246 Tasiusaq Qaasuitsup
26 235 Saattut Qaasuitsup
27 231 Attu Qaasuitsup
28 211 Ikerasak Qaasuitsup
29 203 Qeqertarsuatsiaat Fiskenæsset Sermersooq
203 Sermiligaaq Sermersooq
31 201 Nuussuaq Kraulshavn Qaasuitsup

Settlements with population between 100 and 200[edit]

There are 14 settlements in Greenland with population between 100 and 200:[2]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
32 197 Upernavik Kujalleq Søndre Upernavik Qaasuitsup
33 182 Atammik Qeqqata
34 176 Kangersuatsiaq Prøven Qaasuitsup
35 166 Saqqaq Solsiden Qaasuitsup
36 161 Qaarsut Qaasuitsup
37 154 Aappilattoq Qaasuitsup
154 Ukkusissat Qaasuitsup
39 145 Innaarsuit Qaasuitsup
40 143 Narsarsuaq Bluie West-1 Kujalleq
41 130 Sarfannguit Qeqqata
42 122 Qeqertaq Øen Qaasuitsup
43 110 Aappilattoq Kujalleq
110 Tiniteqilaaq Sermersooq
45 106 Arsuk Sermersooq

Settlements with population below 100[edit]

There are 29 settlements in Greenland with population below 100:[2]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
46 98 Akunnaaq Qaasuitsup
98 Ikerasaarsuk Qaasuitsup
98 Narsarmijit Friedrichsthal
Frederiksdal
Herjolfsnes
Kujalleq
49 92 Itilleq Qeqqata
50 87 Kitsissuarsuit Hunde Ejlande Qaasuitsup
51 83 Napasoq Qeqqata
52 82 Iginniarfik Qaasuitsup
53 80 Illorsuit Qaasuitsup
80 Isortoq Sermersooq
55 78 Eqalugaarsuit Kujalleq
78 Nuugaatsiaq Qaasuitsup
57 78 Kapisillit Sermersooq
58 77 Ikamiut Qaasuitsup
59 59 Savissivik
Havighivik
Qaasuitsup
60 57 Ilimanaq Claushavn Qaasuitsup
57 Naajaat Qaasuitsup
57 Siorapaluk
Hiurapaluk
Qaasuitsup
57 Tasiusaq Kujalleq
64 52 Niaqornat Qaasuitsup
65 47 Qassiarsuk Brattahlíð Kujalleq
66 42 Kangilinnguit Grønnedal
Green Valley
Sermersooq
67 40 Ammassivik Sletten Kujalleq
68 39 Oqaatsut Rodebay Qaasuitsup
69 37 Saarloq Kujalleq
70 34 Kangerluk Qaasuitsup
71 29 Qeqertat Qaasuitsup
72 27 Igaliku Garðar
Igaliko
Kujalleq
73 26 Nutaarmiut Qaasuitsup
74 22 Qassimiut Kujalleq

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