Naajaat is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 73°08′35″N 55°48′25″W / 73.14306°N 55.80694°W / 73.14306; -55.80694
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • Total49
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3962 Upernavik

Naajaat (Kalaallisut: "Seagulls") is a settlement in Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. Former spellings include Naujât, Naujat, and Naajat. Located on a small island of the same name, the settlement has 49 inhabitants as of 2020.[1]

Upernavik Archipelago

Main article: Upernavik Archipelago

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

Naajaat 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]


In Naajaat, there is no shop available. The nearest shop and post office are located approximately 10 km to the northwest in Innaarsuit.

While the sea surrounding Naajaat offers excellent fishing opportunities, local fishermen must sail to Innaarsuit to sell their catch.


The population of Naajaat has been relatively stable over the last two decades.[4]

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


  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. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine