Niaqornaarsuk

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Niaqornaarsuk
Niaqornaarsuk is located in Greenland
Niaqornaarsuk
Niaqornaarsuk
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°13′56″N 52°51′30″W / 68.23222°N 52.85833°W / 68.23222; -52.85833Coordinates: 68°13′56″N 52°51′30″W / 68.23222°N 52.85833°W / 68.23222; -52.85833
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Population (2010)
 • Total 300
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3955 Kangaatsiaq

Niaqornaarsuk is a village in the southern part of the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, along the northern entrance to Arfersiorfik Fjord. Its population was 300 in 2010.[1]

Transport[edit]

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Niaqornaarsuk Heliport to Aasiaat Airport 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 Niaqornaarsuk with Kangaatsiaq, Attu, Iginniarfik, Ikerasaarsuk, and Aasiaat.

Population[edit]

The population of Niaqornaarsuk has fluctuated over the last two decades, decreasing in the 2000s.[4]

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

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