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Qeqqata Municipality
Qeqqata Kommunia
Qeqqata municipality
Coat of arms of Qeqqata Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of the Qeqqata municipality within Greenland
Location of the Qeqqata municipality within Greenland
Coordinates (Qeqqata Commune): 66°30′N 48°00′W / 66.500°N 48.000°W / 66.500; -48.000Coordinates: 66°30′N 48°00′W / 66.500°N 48.000°W / 66.500; -48.000
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qeqqata-coat-of-arms.svg Qeqqata
Established 1 January 2009
Municipal center Sisimiut
 • Mayor Hermann Berthelsen (Siumut)
 • Total 115,500 km2 (44,595 sq mi)
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 9,620
 • Density 0.083/km2 (0.21/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-03
Calling code +299
ISO 3166 code GL-QE
Website qeqqata.gl

Qeqqata (Greenlandic: [qeqːata], The Center, Danish: Den Midterste) is a municipality in western Greenland, operational from 1 January 2009. The municipality was named after its location in the central-western part of the country.[4] Its population is 9,620 as of January 2013.[3] The administrative center of the municipality is in Sisimiut (formerly called Holsteinsborg). It consists of the previously unincorporated area of Kangerlussuaq, as well as two former municipalities of western Greenland:


In the south and east, the municipality is flanked by the Sermersooq municipality, although settlements and associated trade is concentrated mainly alongside the coast. In the north, it is bordered by the Qeqertalik municipality. The waters of the western coast are that of the Davis Strait, separating Greenland from Baffin Island. With an area of 115,500 km2 (44,594.8 sq mi) it is the second-smallest municipality of Greenland after Kujalleq.

Towns and settlements[edit]


Like all of Greenland, there are no roads between settlements. There are three airports in Qeqqata, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq and Sisimiut, where Kangerlussuaq is the international hub for Greenland. Other settlements are served by boats.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Qeqqata Municipality Archived March 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (in Greenlandic)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland, Greenland in Figures 2010
  3. ^ a b Greenland in Figures 2013 (PDF). Statistics Greenland. ISBN 978-87-986787-7-9. ISSN 1602-5709. Retrieved 2 September 2013.
  4. ^ Qeqqata Kommunia, municipal page[permanent dead link]