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Ritenbenck is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland

Ritenbenck or Ritenbenk (Greenlandic: Appat) is a former settlement on Appat Island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. The island is located in the Uummannaq Fjord.

Ritenbenk (c.1900)

Ritenbenck was founded in 1755 by the General Trade Company.[1] The name was an anagram of the GTC's then-chairman Christian August Berckentin (1694–1758).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marquardt, Ole. "Change and Continuity in Denmark's Greenland Policy" in The Oldenburg Monarchy: An Underestimated Empire?. Verlag Ludwig (Kiel), 2006.
  2. ^ Del, Anden. "Grønland som del af den bibelske fortælling – en 1700-tals studie". Accessed 2 May 2012. (Danish)

Coordinates: 69°46′01″N 51°19′01″W / 69.767°N 51.317°W / 69.767; -51.317