Kangersuatsiaq is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 72°22′47″N 55°33′00″W / 72.37972°N 55.55000°W / 72.37972; -55.55000Coordinates: 72°22′47″N 55°33′00″W / 72.37972°N 55.55000°W / 72.37972; -55.55000
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • Total130
Time zoneUTC-03

Kangersuatsiaq (old spelling: Kangerssuatsiaq), formerly Prøven, is an island settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. It had 130 inhabitants in 2020.[1]

Upernavik Archipelago

Main article: Upernavik Archipelago

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

Kangersuatsiaq is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W / 71.833°N 56.000°W / 71.833; -56.000[2] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W / 74.833°N 57.500°W / 74.833; -57.500.[3]


Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with flights between Kangersuatsiaq Heliport and Upernavik Airport.[4]


The population of Kangersuatsiaq has decreased by over a quarter relative to the 2000 levels, and is still decreasing.[5]

Kangersuatsiaq population dynamics
Kangersuatsiaq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]


  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  2. ^ Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  3. ^ Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. ^ Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals Archived 2010-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine