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Illorsuit is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 71°14′30″N 53°34′00″W / 71.24167°N 53.56667°W / 71.24167; -53.56667Coordinates: 71°14′30″N 53°34′00″W / 71.24167°N 53.56667°W / 71.24167; -53.56667
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Population (2010)
 • Total 91
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3961 Uummannaq

Illorsuit (old spelling: Igdlorssuit) (IATA: IOT) is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality, in western Greenland. Located on the northeastern shore of Illorsuit Island − northwest of Uummannaq at the mouth of the Uummannaq Fjord − the settlement had 91 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights from Illorsuit Heliport to Nuugaatsiaq and Uummannaq.[2]


The population of Illorsuit has dropped by 28 percent relative to the 1990 levels, and by nearly 17 percent relative to the 2000 levels, reflecting a general trend in the region.[1]

Illorsuit population dynamics
Illorsuit population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[1]

Notable people[edit]