Qeqertat is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 77°29′39″N 66°41′05″W / 77.49417°N 66.68472°W / 77.49417; -66.68472
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
Municipality Avannaata
 • Total23
Time zoneUTC-04
Postal code
3971 Qaanaaq

Qeqertat is a small village in the Qaanaaq area of the Avannaata municipality, in northern Greenland. It is located on the Harvard islands, in the inner Inglefield Fjord, approximately 63 km (39 mi) east of Qaanaaq. The village had 23 inhabitants in 2020. It is the most northern community in the world, not big enough to be considered a town. [1]


The population of Qeqertat has been stable in the last two decades.[2] After registering a decline in the 90's, the population grew to 30 in 2010, before declining again to 23 in 2019.

Qeqertat population dynamics
Qeqertat population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[2]


  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  2. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

Further reading

  • Fredskild, Bent. The Holocene Vegetational Development of Tugtuligssuaq and Qeqertat, Northwest Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, 14. Copenhagen: Commission for Scientific Research in Greenland, 1985. ISBN 87-17-05400-1