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Kuuk is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°42′20″N 56°11′40″W / 73.70556°N 56.19444°W / 73.70556; -56.19444Coordinates: 73°42′20″N 56°11′40″W / 73.70556°N 56.19444°W / 73.70556; -56.19444
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Founded 1891[1]
Abandoned 1972[1]
Time zone UTC-03

Kuuk (old spelling: Kûk) is a former settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It was located in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago, on the southern cape of Mernoq Island, an island in Tasiusaq Bay.[2] The settlement was abandoned in 1972.[1]


  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. 105,107. ISBN 978-87-635-1261-9. 
  2. ^ Upernavik, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992