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 2018. The term 'city' is loosely used to describe any populated area in Greenland, given that the most populated place is Nuuk, the capital, with 17,796 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 May 2018, Greenland has 55,877 people living along the coast and many islands. There are no permanent human landlocked settlements or towns in Greenland; the only landlocked 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 Name Former Name Municipality
1 17,796 Nuuk Godthåb
Godthaab
Neu-Herrnhut
Sermersooq
2 5,491 Sisimiut Holsteinsborg Qeqqata
3 4,563 Ilulissat Jakobshavn Avannaata
4 3,120 Aasiaat Egedesminde Qeqertalik
5 3,093 Qaqortoq Julianehåb
Julianehaab
Kujalleq
6 2,534 Maniitsoq Nye-Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
7 2,006 Tasiilaq Ammassalik
Angmagssalik
Sermersooq
8 1,365 Narsaq Nordprøven Kujalleq
9 1,359 Uummannaq Omenak Avannaata
10 1,355 Paamiut Frederikshåb
Frederikshaab
Sermersooq
11 1,236 Nanortalik Nennortalik Kujalleq
12 1,105 Qasigiannguit Christianshåb
Christianshaab
Qeqertalik
13 1,067 Upernavik Avannaata

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 Name Former Name Municipality
14 856 Qeqertarsuaq Godhavn
Lievely
Qeqertalik
15 628 Qaanaaq Thule Avannaata
16 552 Kangaatsiaq Qeqertalik
17 499 Kangerlussuaq Bluie West-8
Søndre Strømfjord
Sondrestrom
Qeqqata
18 436 Kullorsuaq Avannaata
19 366 Ittoqqortoormiit Scoresbysund Sermersooq
20 308 Kangaamiut Gammel Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
21 280 Niaqornaarsuk Qeqertalik
22 262 Kuummiit Sermersooq
23 260 Tasiusaq Avannaata
24 244 Ikerasak Avannaata
25 242 Saattut Avannaata
26 240 Kulusuk Kap Dan Sermersooq
27 219 Alluitsup Paa Sydprøven Kujalleq
28 206 Qeqertarsuatsiaat Fiskenæsset Sermersooq
29 202 Sermiligaaq Sermersooq
30 200 Attu Qeqertalik

Settlements with a population between 100 and 200[edit]

There are 15 settlements in Greenland with a population between 100 and 200:[3]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
31 198 Atammik Qeqqata
32 190 Upernavik Kujalleq Søndre Upernavik Avannaata
33 188 Qaarsut Avannaata
34 186 Nuussuaq Kraulshavn Avannaata
35 175 Innaarsuit Avannaata
36 150 Aappilattoq Avannaata
37 147 Kangersuatsiaq Prøven Avannaata
38 146 Ukkusissat Avannaata
39 145 Saqqaq Solsiden Avannaata
40 124 Narsarsuaq Bluie West-1 Kujalleq
41 113 Qeqertaq Øen Avannaata
42 111 Sarfannguit Qeqqata
111 Aappilattoq Kujalleq
44 105 Ikerasaarsuk Qeqertalik
45 102 Tiilerilaaq Sermersooq

Settlements with a population below 100[edit]

There are 28 settlements in Greenland with a population below 100:[3]

Rank Population Name Former Name Municipality
46 85 Akunnaaq Qeqertalik
47 82 Iginniarfik Qeqertalik
48 78 Arsuk Sermersooq
49 77 Itilleq Qeqqata
77 Napasoq Qeqqata
77 Ikamiut Qeqertalik
52 71 Narsarmijit Friedrichsthal
Frederiksdal
Herjolfsnes
Kujalleq
53 65 Eqalugaarsuit Kujalleq
54 62 Isertoq Sermersooq
55 60 Savissivik
Havighivik
Avannaata
56 57 Ilimanaq Claushavn Avannaata
57 55 Kapisillit Sermersooq
58 53 Kitsissuarsuit Hunde Ejlande Qeqertalik
59 46 Qassiarsuk Brattahlíð Kujalleq
60 44 Naajaat Avannaata
61 43 Nutaarmiut Avannaata
62 42 Siorapaluk
Hiurapaluk
Avannaata
42 Tasiusaq Kujalleq
64 37 Niaqornat Avannaata
65 34 Ammassivik Sletten Kujalleq
66 29 Igaliku Garðar
Igaliko
Kujalleq
67 27 Oqaatsut Rodebay Avannaata
68 24 Saarloq Kujalleq
69 23 Qeqertat Avannaata
70 22 Qassimiut Kujalleq
71 18 Kangerluk Diskofjord Qeqertalik
72 7 Illorsuit Avannaata
73 5 Nuugaatsiaq Avannaata

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, e/Greenland/Population/Population%20in%20Greenland/&lang=1 Population in localities
  4. ^ http://pop-stat.mashke.org/full/gl.htm