Upernavik Kujalleq

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Upernavik Kujalleq
Søndre Upernavik
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq is located in Greenland
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 72°09′16″N 55°31′29″W / 72.15444°N 55.52472°W / 72.15444; -55.52472Coordinates: 72°09′16″N 55°31′29″W / 72.15444°N 55.52472°W / 72.15444; -55.52472
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Founded 1855
Population (2010)
 • Total 204
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3962 Upernavik

Upernavik Kujalleq (old spelling: Upernavik Kujatdleq), formerly Søndre Upernavik, is an island settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. Founded in 1855 as a trading station,[1] the settlement had 204 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

Upernavik Archipelago[edit]

Main article: Upernavik Archipelago
Sketch map of the Upernavik Archipelago on the Baffin Bay coast of northwestern Greenland
Upernavik Kujalleq within the Upernavik Archipelago

Upernavik Kujalleq is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W / 71.833; -56.000[3] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W / 74.833; -57.500.[4]


On weekdays, Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights from Upernavik Kujalleq Heliport to Kangersuatsiaq and Upernavik.[5]


The population of Upernavik Kujalleq has remained relatively stable over the last two decades.[6]

Upernavik Kujalleq population dynamics
Upernavik Kujalleq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[6]


  1. ^ Qaasuitsup Municipality (Danish)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland (Danish)
  3. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  5. ^ Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals
  6. ^ a b Statistics Greenland