Nuuk skyline with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background
Nuuk skyline with the Sermitsiaq mountain in the background

This is a list of cities and towns in Greenland as of 2021. The term 'city' is used loosely for any populated area in Greenland, given that the most populated place is Nuuk, the capital, with 19,279 inhabitants.[1] In Greenland two kinds of settled areas are distinguished: illoqarfik (Greenlandic for 'town'; by in Danish) and nunaqarfik (Greenlandic for 'settlement'; bygd in Danish). The difference between the two decreased since the new administrative units were introduced in 2009, with the influence of previous municipality centers decreasing.

As of October 2021, Greenland has 56,523 people living along the coast and many islands. There are no permanent human inland settlements or towns in Greenland; the only inland human settlements that exist are seasonal research stations.

Towns with a population of more than 1,000

There are 13 towns in Greenland with a population exceeding 1,000:[2][3][4]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
1 19,279 Nuuk Godthåb
Godthaab
Ny-Herrnhut
Sermersooq
2 5,620 Sisimiut Holsteinsborg Qeqqata
3 4,737 Ilulissat Jakobshavn Avannaata
4 3,038 Qaqortoq Julianehåb
Julianehaab
Kujalleq
5 2,980 Aasiaat Egedesminde Qeqertalik
6 2,449 Maniitsoq Nye-Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
7 1,914 Tasiilaq Ammassalik
Angmagssalik
Sermersooq
8 1,450 Uummannaq Uummannaq Avannaata
9 1,315 Narsaq Nordprøven Kujalleq
10 1,233 Paamiut Frederikshåb
Frederikshaab
Sermersooq
11 1,139 Nanortalik Nanortalik Kujalleq
12 1,102 Upernavik Upernavik Avannaata
13 1,041 Qasigiannguit Christianshåb
Christianshaab
Qeqertalik

Towns and settlements with a population between 200 and 1,000

There are 14 towns and settlements in Greenland with a population between 200 and 1,000:[2][3]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
14 833 Qeqertarsuaq Godhavn
Lievely
Qeqertalik
15 591 Qaanaaq Thule Avannaata
16 505 Kangaatsiaq Qeqertalik
17 460 Kangerlussuaq Bluie West-8
Søndre Strømfjord
Sondrestrom
Qeqqata
18 436 Kullorsuaq Avannaata
19 343 Ittoqqortoormiit Scoresbysund Sermersooq
20 293 Kangaamiut Gammel Sukkertoppen
Sukkertoppen
Qeqqata
21 258 Tasiusaq Avannaata
22 249 Saattut Avannaata
23 247 Kuummiit Sermersooq
24 244 Ikerasak Avannaata
25 242 Niaqornaarsuk Qeqertalik
26 215 Kulusuk Kap Dan Sermersooq
27 208 Nuussuaq Kraulshavn Avannaata

Settlements with a population between 100 and 200

There are 14 settlements in Greenland with a population between 100 and 200:[3]

Rank Population Greenlandic Name Danish name Municipality
28 199 Upernavik Kujalleq Søndre Upernavik Avannaata
29 197 Attu Qeqertalik
30 196 Atammik Qeqqata
31 193 Sermiligaaq Sermersooq
32 152 Innaarsuit Avannaata
33 162 Qaarsut Avannaata
34 176 Qeqertarsuatsiaat Fiskenæsset Sermersooq
35 167 Alluitsup Paa Sydprøven Kujalleq
36 136 Ukkusissat Avannaata
37 153 Aappilattoq Avannaata
38 155 Saqqaq Solsiden Avannaata
39 139 Kangersuatsiaq Prøven Avannaata
40 153 Narsarsuaq Bluie West-1 Kujalleq
41 117 Qeqertaq Øen Avannaata

Settlements with a population below 100

There are 30 settlements in Greenland with a population below 100:[3]

Rank Population Greenlandic name Danish name Municipality
42 99 Aappilattoq Kujalleq
43 98 Ikerasaarsuk Qeqertalik
44 83 Sarfannguit Qeqqata
45 82 Arsuk Sermersooq
82 Eqalugaarsuit Kujalleq
82 Tiilerilaaq Sermersooq
48 81 Narsarmijit Friedrichsthal
Frederiksdal
Herjolfsnes
Kujalleq
49 79 Itilleq Qeqqata
50 78 Napasoq Qeqqata
51 75 Ikamiut Qeqertalik
52 70 Qassiarsuk Brattahlíð Kujalleq
53 69 Iginniarfik Qeqertalik
54 62 Akunnaaq Qeqertalik
55 61 Savissivik
Havighivik
Avannaata
61 Kitsissuarsuit Hunde Ejlande Qeqertalik
57 59 Tasiusaq Kujalleq
58 52 Isertoq Sermersooq
59 50 Nutaarmiut Avannaata
60 48 Ilimanaq Claushavn Avannaata
61 45 Kapisillit Sermersooq
62 43 Naajaat Avannaata
43 Ammassivik Sletten Kujalleq
64 42 Siorapaluk
Hiurapaluk
Avannaata
65 39 Niaqornat Avannaata
66 36 Oqaatsut Rodebay Avannaata
36 Igaliku Garðar
Igaliko
Kujalleq
68 29 Qeqertat Avannaata
69 23 Saarloq Kujalleq
70 14 Qassimiut Kujalleq
71 13 Kangerluk Diskofjord Qeqertalik
72 48[citation needed] Nuugaatsiaq Avannaata

See also

References

  1. ^ Population in Greenland. CITYPOPULATION. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b Greenland in Figures 2013 (PDF). Statistics Greenland. ISBN 978-87-986787-7-9. ISSN 1602-5709. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d Statistics Greenland, Population in localities
  4. ^ "Greenland".