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Naajaat is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°08′35″N 55°48′25″W / 73.14306°N 55.80694°W / 73.14306; -55.80694Coordinates: 73°08′35″N 55°48′25″W / 73.14306°N 55.80694°W / 73.14306; -55.80694
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup-coat-of-arms.svg Qaasuitsup
Population (July 2011)
 • Total 54
Time zone UTC-03
Postal code 3962 Upernavik

Naajaat (Kalaallisut: "Seagulls") is a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. Former spellings include Naujât, Naujat, and Naajat. Located on a small island of the same name, the settlement has 54 inhabitants as of July 2011.[1]

Upernavik Archipelago[edit]

Sketch map of the Upernavik Archipelago on the Baffin Bay coast of northwestern Greenland
Naajaat within the Upernavik Archipelago

Naajaat is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W / 71.833; -56.000[2] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W / 74.833; -57.500.[3]


The population of Naajaat has been relatively stable over the last two decades.[4]

Naajaat population dynamics
Naajaat population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[4]


  1. ^ Statistics Greenland (in Danish)
  2. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  3. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ a b Statistics Greenland