Saattoq

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Saattoq
Saattoq is located in Greenland
Saattoq
Saattoq
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°31′19″N 56°07′50″W / 73.52194°N 56.13056°W / 73.52194; -56.13056Coordinates: 73°31′19″N 56°07′50″W / 73.52194°N 56.13056°W / 73.52194; -56.13056
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Founded 1881[1]
Abandoned 1957[1]
Time zone UTC-03

Saattoq (old spelling: Sâtoq) is a former settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It was located in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago, in Tasiusaq Bay, straddling Saattorsuaq Island, and the nearby Saattoq skerry.[2]

History[edit]

Saattoq was populated in 1881. It was a very small village of fewer than 10 people at any time. It was abandoned in 1957, during the post-war consolidation phase in northwestern Greenland,[1] with the survuving population moving to nearby Nutaarmiut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. 105,108. ISBN 978-87-635-1261-9. 
  2. ^ Upernavik, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992