Ikamiut

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Ikamiut
Ikamiut is located in Greenland
Ikamiut
Ikamiut
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°38′00″N 51°49′58″W / 68.63333°N 51.83278°W / 68.63333; -51.83278Coordinates: 68°38′00″N 51°49′58″W / 68.63333°N 51.83278°W / 68.63333; -51.83278
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qeqertalik
Government[1]
 • Mayor Emil Zeeb
Population (2010)
 • Total 96
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3951 Qasigiannguit

Ikamiut is a settlement in the Qeqertalik municipality in western Greenland, located on a small island in the Aasiaat Archipelago on the southern shores of Disko Bay. Its population was 96 in 2010.[2]

Transport

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Ikamiut Heliport to Aasiaat Airport and Qasigiannguit Heliport.[3] Settlement flights in the Disko Bay region are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring.

During summer and autumn, when the waters of the bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[4] The ferry links Ikamiut with Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat, and Akunnaaq.

Population

The population of Ikamiut has been stable in the last two decades.[5]

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

References

  1. ^ Sermitsiaq, 2009/05/23 (in Danish)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine. (in Danish)
  3. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Diskoline timetable Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine.