Iginniarfik
Iginniarfik is located in Greenland
Iginniarfik
Iginniarfik
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°08′53″N 53°10′20″W / 68.14806°N 53.17222°W / 68.14806; -53.17222Coordinates: 68°08′53″N 53°10′20″W / 68.14806°N 53.17222°W / 68.14806; -53.17222
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
MunicipalityQeqertalik
Population
 (2020)
 • Total76
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3955 Kangaatsiaq

Iginniarfik is a village in the municipality of Qeqertalik, in western Greenland. Its population was 76 in 2020.[1]

Transport

Main article: Iginniarfik Heliport

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Iginniarfik Heliport to Ikerasaarsuk Heliport and Kangaatsiaq Heliport.[2] Settlement flights in the Aasiaat Archipelago are unique in that they are operated only during winter and spring.

During summer and autumn, when the waters of Disko Bay are navigable, communication between settlements is by sea only, serviced by Diskoline.[3] The ferry links Iginniarfik with Kangaatsiaq, Attu, Ikerasaarsuk, Niaqornaarsuk, and Aasiaat.

Population

The population of Iginniarfik has been stable in the last two decades.[4]

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

References

  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  2. ^ "Booking system". Air Greenland. Archived from the original on 22 April 2010. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  3. ^ Diskoline timetable Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine