|Coordinates (Qeqqata Commune):|
|Sovereign state||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Established||1 January 2009|
|• Mayor||Malik Berthelsen (Siumut)|
|• Total||115,500 km2 (44,595 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.081/km2 (0.21/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||GL-QE|
Qeqqata (Greenlandic pronunciation: [qɜqːata], Danish: Centrum, lit. 'Centre') is a municipality in western Greenland, operational from 1 January 2009. The municipality was named after its location in the central-western part of the country. Its population is 9,378 as of January 2020. The administrative center of the municipality is in Sisimiut (formerly called Holsteinsborg).
It consists of the previously unincorporated area of Kangerlussuaq, as well as two former municipalities of western Greenland, Maniitsoq and Sisimiut.
In the south and east, the municipality is flanked by the Sermersooq municipality, although settlements and associated trade is concentrated mainly alongside the coast. In the north, it is bordered by the Qeqertalik municipality. The waters of the western coast are that of the Davis Strait, separating Greenland from Baffin Island. With an area of 115,500 km2 (44,594.8 sq mi) it is the third-smallest municipality of Greenland.
Qeqqata's municipal council consists of 15 members, elected every four years.
|2013||4||2||9||57.6%||Hermann Berthelsen (S)|
|2017||3||3||1||8||61.1%||Malik Berthelsen (S)|
|Data from Valg.gl|
Main article: List of cities and towns in Greenland
Like all of Greenland, there are no roads between settlements. There are three airports in Qeqqata, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq and Sisimiut, where Kangerlussuaq is the international hub for Greenland. Other settlements are served by boats.
A simple road for terrain vehicles exists between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut and was built 2020-2021.