Niaqornaarsuk
Niaqornaarsuk is located in Greenland
Niaqornaarsuk
Niaqornaarsuk
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 68°13′56″N 52°51′30″W / 68.23222°N 52.85833°W / 68.23222; -52.85833
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
MunicipalityQeqertalik
Population
 (2020)
 • Total249
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3955 Kangaatsiaq

Niaqornaarsuk (Greenlandic pronunciation: [niɑqɔnːɑːsːuk]) is a village in the Qeqertalik municipality in western Greenland, along the northern entrance to Arfersiorfik Fjord. Its population was 249 in 2020.[1]

Transport

Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with winter-only helicopter flights from Niaqornaarsuk Heliport to Aasiaat Airport 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 Niaqornaarsuk with Kangaatsiaq, Attu, Iginniarfik, Ikerasaarsuk, and Aasiaat.

Population

The population of Niaqornaarsuk has fluctuated over the last two decades, decreasing in the 2000s.[4]

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

References

  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  2. ^ Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals Archived 2010-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Diskoline timetable Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine