List of cities and towns in Greenland

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Nuuk skyline with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background

This is a list of cities and towns in Greenland as of 2020. The term 'city' is loosely for any populated area in Greenland, given that the most populated place is Nuuk, the capital, with 18,326 inhabitants.[1] In Greenland two kinds of settled areas are distinguished: illoqarfik (Greenlandic for 'town'; by in Danish) and nunaqarfik (Greenlandic for 'settlement'; bygd in Danish). The difference between the two decreased since the new administrative units were introduced in 2009, with the influence of previous municipality centers decreasing.

As of January 2020, Greenland has 56,081 people living along the coast and many islands. There are no permanent human inland settlements or towns in Greenland; the only inland human settlements that exist are seasonal research stations.

Towns with a population of more than 1,000[edit]

There are 13 towns in Greenland with a population exceeding 1,000:[2][3][4]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
1 18,326 Nuuk Godthåb
Godthaab
Ny-Herrnhut
Sermersooq
2 5,582 Sisimiut Holsteinsborg Qeqqata
3 4,670 Ilulissat Jakobshavn Avannaata
4 3,069 Aasiaat Egedesminde Qeqertalik
5 3,050 Qaqortoq Julianehåb
Julianehaab
Kujalleq
6 2,534 Maniitsoq Nye-Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
7 1,985 Tasiilaq Ammassalik
Angmagssalik
Sermersooq
8 1,407 Uummannaq Uummannaq Avannaata
9 1,346 Narsaq Nordprøven Kujalleq
10 1,308 Paamiut Frederikshåb
Frederikshaab
Sermersooq
11 1,185 Nanortalik Nanortalik Kujalleq
12 1,092 Upernavik Upernavik Avannaata
13 1,081 Qasigiannguit Christianshåb
Christianshaab
Qeqertalik

Towns and settlements with a population between 200 and 1,000[edit]

There are 17 towns and settlements in Greenland with a population between 200 and 1,000:[2][3]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
14 839 Qeqertarsuaq Godhavn
Lievely
Qeqertalik
15 646 Qaanaaq Thule Avannaata
16 520 Kangaatsiaq Qeqertalik
17 508 Kangerlussuaq Bluie West-8
Søndre Strømfjord
Sondrestrom
Qeqqata
18 453 Kullorsuaq Avannaata
19 345 Ittoqqortoormiit Scoresbysund Sermersooq
20 293 Kangaamiut Gammel Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
21 252 Tasiusaq Avannaata
22 249 Niaqornaarsuk Qeqertalik
23 248 Kuummiit Sermersooq
24 241 Kulusuk Kap Dan Sermersooq
25 233 Ikerasak Avannaata
26 226 Saattut Avannaata
27 209 Sermiligaaq Sermersooq
28 203 Attu Qeqertalik
29 202 Alluitsup Paa Sydprøven Kujalleq
30 201 Upernavik Kujalleq Søndre Upernavik Avannaata

Settlements with a population between 100 and 200[edit]

There are 12 settlements in Greenland with a population between 100 and 200:[3]

Rank Population Name Former name Municipality
31 196 Atammik Qeqqata
32 181 Nuussuaq Kraulshavn Avannaata
33 180 Innaarsuit Avannaata
34 174 Qaarsut Avannaata
35 169 Qeqertarsuatsiaat Fiskenæsset Sermersooq
36 154 Ukkusissat Avannaata
37 149 Aappilattoq Avannaata
38 132 Saqqaq Solsiden Avannaata
39 130 Kangersuatsiaq Prøven Avannaata
40 123 Narsarsuaq Bluie West-1 Kujalleq
41 114 Qeqertaq Øen Avannaata
42 100 Aappilattoq Kujalleq

Settlements with a population below 100[edit]

There are 30 settlements in Greenland with a population below 100:[3]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
43 96 Sarfannguit Qeqqata
96 Tiilerilaaq Sermersooq
45 90 Ikerasaarsuk Qeqertalik
46 89 Itilleq Qeqqata
47 86 Ikamiut Qeqertalik
48 84 Nuugaatsiaq Avannaata
49 80 Napasoq Qeqqata
50 76 Iginniarfik Qeqertalik
51 73 Arsuk Sermersooq
52 66 Narsarmijit Friedrichsthal
Frederiksdal
Herjolfsnes
Kujalleq
66 Akunnaaq Qeqertalik
54 64 Isertoq Sermersooq
55 55 Savissivik
Havighivik
Avannaata
56 53 Ilimanaq Claushavn Avannaata
53 Tasiusaq Kujalleq
58 52 Kapisillit Sermersooq
59 50 Kitsissuarsuit Hunde Ejlande Qeqertalik
60 49 Eqalugaarsuit Kujalleq
49 Naajaat Avannaata
62 43 Nutaarmiut Avannaata
43 Siorapaluk
Hiurapaluk
Avannaata
64 39 Qassiarsuk Brattahlíð Kujalleq
65 35 Niaqornat Avannaata
66 32 Ammassivik Sletten Kujalleq
67 29 Oqaatsut Rodebay Avannaata
68 23 Qeqertat Avannaata
69 21 Saarloq Kujalleq
21 Igaliku Garðar
Igaliko
Kujalleq
71 20 Qassimiut Kujalleq
72 11 Kangerluk Diskofjord Qeqertalik

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population in Greenland. CITYPOPULATION. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Greenland in Figures 2013 (PDF). Statistics Greenland. ISBN 978-87-986787-7-9. ISSN 1602-5709. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Statistics Greenland, Population in localities
  4. ^ http://pop-stat.mashke.org/full/gl.htm