Upernavik Kujalleq

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Upernavik Kujalleq

Søndre Upernavik
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq is located in Greenland
Upernavik Kujalleq
Upernavik Kujalleq
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 72°09′16″N 55°31′29″W / 72.15444°N 55.52472°W / 72.15444; -55.52472Coordinates: 72°09′16″N 55°31′29″W / 72.15444°N 55.52472°W / 72.15444; -55.52472
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • Total204
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Upernavik Kujalleq (old spelling: Upernavik Kujatdleq), formerly Søndre Upernavik, is an island settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. Founded in 1855 as a trading station on Qeqertaq Island,[1] the settlement had 204 inhabitants in 2010.[2]

Upernavik Archipelago[edit]

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

Upernavik Kujalleq is the only settlement on Qeqertaq Island, which is the second largest island of Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. It is located near Qugdlungut, the southernmost point of the island, and features a heliport,


On weekdays, Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with mostly cargo helicopter flights from Upernavik Kujalleq Heliport to Kangersuatsiaq and Upernavik.[3]


The population of Upernavik Kujalleq has remained relatively stable over the last two decades.[4]

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


  1. ^ Qaasuitsup Municipality Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine. (in Danish)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine. (in Danish)
  3. ^ "Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals". Archived from the original on 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  4. ^ a b "Statistics Greenland". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2012-05-05.