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Qeqqata Municipality
Qeqqata Kommunia
Qeqqata municipality
Clockwise from top left: Davis Strait, Sisimiut, Kangerlussuaq Airport, Sermersut Island
Coat of arms of Qeqqata Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of the Qeqqata municipality within Greenland
Location of the Qeqqata municipality within Greenland
Coordinates (Qeqqata Commune):
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qeqqata
Established 1 January 2009
 • Mayor Hermann Berthelsen (Siumut)
 • Total 115,500 km2 (44,595 sq mi)
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 9,620
 • Density 0.083/km2 (0.21/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-03
Calling code +299
ISO 3166 code GL-QE

Qeqqata (Kangerlussuaq, as well as two former municipalities of western Greenland:


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 Qaasuitsup municipality. The waters of the western coast are that of the Davis Strait, separating Greenland from Baffin Island. With the area of 115,500 km2 (44,594.8 sq mi) it is the second-smallest municipality of Greenland after Kujalleq.

Towns and settlements

See also


  1. ^ Qeqqata Municipality (Kalaallisut)
  2. ^ Statistics Greenland, Greenland in Figures 2010
  3. ^ a b Greenland in Figures 2013.  
  4. ^ Qeqqata Kommunia, municipal page
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