Northernmost settlements

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Some of the northernmost settlements in the world are:

Location Latitude Population Public settlement? Active? Description
Barneo, Arctic Ocean Ice Sheet 88°11' N 100 no yes Latitude as of April 2009 (varies), Russian Ice Camp, populated in summer only
Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 82°28' N 74 no yes Northernmost permanently inhabited place, military and research station [1]
Wandel Dal Settlements, Pearyland, Greenland, Denmark 82°15' N 0 yes no A group of more than 20 archeological sites, among them several former permanent settlements
Brønlundhus, Greenland, Denmark 82°11' N 0 no no Former exploration base, 1947 to 1950
Kap Harald Moltke, Greenland, Denmark 82°10' N 0 no no Former exploration base
Fort Conger, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 81°44' N 0 no no Former exploration camp, 1881 to 1883 and 1957 to 1958
Nord, Greenland, Denmark 81°43' N 4 no yes Military and scientific base
Nagurskoye, Franz Josef Land, Russia 80°48' N 52[1] no yes Border guard facility and meteorological station
Krenkel, Franz Josef Land, Russia 80°37' N 7 no yes Meteorological station
Tikhaya Bay, Franz Josef Land, Russia 80°20' N 0 no no Former weather station
Eureka, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 79°59' N 0 no yes Scientific station
Alexandra Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 79°58' N 0 no no Former Royal Canadian Mounted Police station
Ytre Norskøya, Svalbard, Norway 79°51'20" N 0 no no Former Dutch whaling station, 1620s to 1670
Smeerenburg, Amsterdamøya, Svalbard, Norway 79°43'54" N 0 no no Former Danish–Dutch whaling station, 1619 to 1657
Harlingen kokerij, Danskøya, Svalbard, Norway 79°43'24" N 0 no no Former Dutch whaling station, 1636 to 1662
Kobbefjorden, Danskøya, Svalbard, Norway 79°41'42" N 0 no no Former Danish whaling station, 1631 to 1658
Golomyanniy, Sredniy Island, Severnaya Zemlya, Russia 79°33' N 3 no yes Meteorological station
Qaqaitsut, Eastern Inglefield Land, NW Greenland ca. 79°07'17.14 N 0 yes no Hunting station and former permanent settlement
Inuarfissuaq, Central Inglefield Land, NW Greenland 78°80' N 0 yes no Former hunting station or permanent settlement
Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 78°55' N 35 yes yes Northernmost functional settlement; home to the northernmost post office
Isachsen, Nunavut, Ellef Ringnes Island Canada 78°47' N 0 no no Former research station, 1948 to 1978
Pyramiden (Russian), Svalbard, Norway 78°50' N winter 3-4
summer 15
yes yes Former settlement, 1910 to 1998/2000. Peak population over 1200. Now a ghost city for tourists with hotel established in 2013.
Annoatok, Greenland, Denmark 78°33' N 0 yes no Former hunting station
Etah, Greenland, Denmark 78°19' N 0 yes no Hunting station and former permanent settlement
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway 78°12' N 2,040 yes yes Northernmost settlement with a population of over 1,000
Barentsburg (Russian), Svalbard, Norway 78°04' N 435 yes yes Settlement
North Ice, Greenland, Denmark 78°04' N 0 no no Former research station, 1952 to 1954
Sveagruva, Svalbard, Norway 77°55' N 200 yes yes Settlement
Siorapaluk, Greenland 77°47' N 87 yes yes Northernmost settlement in North America and in Greenland
Qaanaaq (Thule), Greenland, Denmark 77°30' N 640 yes yes Settlement
Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 76°25' N 163 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Canada
Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island, Northwest Territories, Canada 76°18' N 0 no no Former meteorological station, 1948 to 1997
Craig Harbour, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 76°13' N 0 yes no Former settlement
Resolute, Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada 74°41' N 215 yes yes Settlement
Dundas Harbour, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada 74°39' N 0 yes no Former settlement, 1924 to 1951
Nordvik, Sakha Republic, Russia 74°01' N 0 yes no Former settlement and penal colony, 1933 to 1956
Dikson, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 73°30' N 690 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Russia, closed town
Syndassko, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 73°15' N 496 yes yes Settlement
Arctic Bay, Baffin Island, Canada 73°02' N 646 yes yes Settlement
Ust-Olenyok, Sakha Republic, Russia 72°59' N 80 yes yes Settlement
Novorybnaya, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 72°50' N 556 yes yes Settlement
Yuryung-Khaya, Sakha Republic, Russia 72°48' N 1,148 yes yes Settlement
Upernavik, Greenland, Denmark 72°47' N 1,144 yes yes Settlement
Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Canada 72°42' N 1,220 yes yes Settlement
Taymylyr, Sakha Republic, Russia 72°37' N 757 yes yes Settlement
Zhdaniha, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 72°10' N 205 yes yes Settlement
Bykovskiy, Sakha Republic, Russia 72°00' N 517 yes yes Settlement
Khatanga, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°59' N 2,645 yes yes Settlement
Sachs Harbour, Northwest Territories, Canada, 71°59' N 122 yes yes Settlement
Ushakovskoye, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia 71°59' N 0 yes yes Former settlement on Wrangel Island. Now used as nature reserve HQ
Saskylakh, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°57' N 2,317 yes yes Settlement
Kresty, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°54' N 274 yes yes Settlement
Tyumyati, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°54' N 10 yes yes Settlement
Popigay, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°53' N 334 yes yes Settlement
Yukagir, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°46' N 128 yes yes Settlement
Novaya, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°45' N 313 yes yes Settlement
Vorontsovo, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°41' N 253 yes yes Settlement
Tiksi, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°39' N 4,873 yes yes Settlement
Rogachevo, Novaya Zemlya, Russia 71°36' N 457 yes yes Settlement
Kheta, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°34' N 368 yes yes Settlement
Belushya Guba, Novaya Zemlya, Russia 71°32' N 1,972 yes yes Main settlement on Novaya Zemlaya
Kayak, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°30' N 128 yes yes Settlement
Nizhneyansk, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°26' N 391 yes yes Settlement
Barrow, Alaska, United States 71°18' N 4,581 yes yes Northernmost settlement in the United States
Katyryk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 71°16' N 334 yes yes Settlement
Skarsvåg, Finnmark, Norway 71°08' N 141 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Norway proper
Russkoye Ustye, Sakha Republic, Russia 71°07' N 157 yes yes Settlement
Mehamn, Gamvik, Finnmark, Norway 71°02' N 900 yes yes Settlement
Honningsvåg, Finnmark, Norway 70°58' N 2,575 yes yes City
Volochanka, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 70°58' N 540 yes yes Settlement
Ust-Yansk, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°54' N 317 yes yes Settlement
Guyda, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia 70°53' N 3,331 yes yes Settlement
Naiba, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°50' N 522 yes yes Settlement
Khayyr, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°48' N 397 yes yes Settlement
Kazache, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°45' N 1,453 yes yes Settlement
Kyusyur, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°41' N 1,345 yes yes Settlement
Hammerfest, Finnmark, Norway 70°39' N 7,119 yes yes City
Chokurdakh, Sakha Republic, Russia 70°37' N 2,105 yes yes Settlement
Deadhorse, Alaska, United States 70°12' N 3,000 yes yes Northernmost point on Western Hemisphere road network
Nuorgam, Lapland, Finland 70°05' N 200 yes yes Northernmost settlement in Finland and European Union

Larger cities (50,000+) north of the Arctic circle[edit]

Location Latitude Population
Tromsø, Troms, Norway 69°40' N 71,590
Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia 69°21' N 175,365
Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia 68°58' N 307,257
Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, Russia 67°34' N 59,672
Vorkuta, Komi Republic, Russia 67°30' N 70,548

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