Qorlortorsuaq is located in Greenland
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 60°46′30″N 45°13′54″W / 60.77500°N 45.23167°W / 60.77500; -45.23167Coordinates: 60°46′30″N 45°13′54″W / 60.77500°N 45.23167°W / 60.77500; -45.23167
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
 • Total4
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code

Qorlortorsuaq is a village in the Nanortalik district, in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland, located at the site of the largest waterfall in the country; the waterfall also goes by the name of Qorlortorsuaq. In 2020, the town had only 4 inhabitants.[1] The population consists mostly of farmers. Qorlortorsuaq also houses the only trout farm in the country[2]

Qorlortorsuaq is a location of the Qorlortorsuaq hydroelectric dam. The hydropower plant is part of the focus of the government of Greenland to replace fossil fuelled power plants with renewable energy, and is only one of a number of hydroelectric projects planned for construction. The plant has made it possible to decommission the three aging diesel generators, so called "bunker fuel generators" made from old ship engines,[3] that previously provided electricity to the towns.[4]


  1. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Historic sites and ruins in the Nanortalik district". Archived from the original on 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  3. ^ "Arctic Sunrise, Greenpeace USA". Greenpeace USA. Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. ^ "QORLORTORSUAQ – Hydroelectric Project". Verkis. Retrieved 2011-02-13.