Qeqertaq

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Qeqertaq
Øen
Qeqertaq
Qeqertaq
Qeqertaq is located in Greenland
Qeqertaq
Qeqertaq
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 69°59′50″N 51°18′10″W / 69.99722°N 51.30278°W / 69.99722; -51.30278Coordinates: 69°59′50″N 51°18′10″W / 69.99722°N 51.30278°W / 69.99722; -51.30278
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Founded 1830
Population (2010)
 • Total 130
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3952 Ilulissat

Qeqertaq is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located on an island off the southern shore of the Nuussuaq Peninsula in an inlet of Sullorsuaq Strait. Founded in 1830 as Øen,[1] the settlement had 130 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

Main article: Qeqertaq Heliport

During winter, Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with helicopter flights to Ilulissat.[3]

Sea[edit]

During summer and autumn, when the waters of Disko Bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[4] The ferry links Qeqertaq with Saqqaq, Oqaatsut, and Ilulissat.

Population[edit]

The population of Qeqertaq has slowly increased in the last two decades.[5]

Qeqertaq population dynamics
Qeqertaq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Qeqertaq" (in Danish). Qaasuitsup Municipality. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland (Danish)
  3. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Diskoline timetable
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland