Qaarsut

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Qaarsut
Aerial panorama of Qaarsut
Aerial panorama of Qaarsut
Qaarsut is located in Greenland
Qaarsut
Qaarsut
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 70°43′55″N 52°38′15″W / 70.73194°N 52.63750°W / 70.73194; -52.63750Coordinates: 70°43′55″N 52°38′15″W / 70.73194°N 52.63750°W / 70.73194; -52.63750
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Government[1]
 • Mayor Erneeraq Møller
Population (2010)
 • Total 196
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3964 Qaarsut

Qaarsut (old spelling: Qaersut) is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality, in northwestern Greenland. It is situated on the northeastern shore of the Nuussuaq Peninsula. It had 196 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

History[edit]

The Qaarsut coal mine in 1907

The first coal mine in Greenland operated between 1778 and 1924 in Qaarsut.

Transport[edit]

Main article: Qaarsut Airport

Qaarsut Airport, located to the northwest of the settlement, serves both Qaarsut and Uummannaq, the latter accessible only by helicopter.

Population[edit]

The population of Qaarsut has dropped by over 18 percent relative to the 2000 levels, reflecting a general trend in the region.[3]

Qaarsut population dynamics
Qaarsut population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation) (Danish)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland (Danish)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Greenland