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Ittoqqortoormiit Municipality

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Ittoqqortoormiit Municipality


Coordinates: 70°29′8″N 21°58′1″W / 70.48556°N 21.96694°W / 70.48556; -21.96694Coordinates: 70°29′8″N 21°58′1″W / 70.48556°N 21.96694°W / 70.48556; -21.96694

Country Kingdom of Denmark
Province Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq
 • Total 235,000 km2 (91,000 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 546

Ittoqqortoormiit Municipality (Inuit pronunciation: [itoqɔʁtɔʁmit]) was one of the two municipalities of East Greenland. Since 1 January 2009 it has been incorporated into the Sermersooq municipality. It encompassed an area of 235,000 km² (91,000 sq mi) along the Denmark Strait and the Greenland Sea. Before the creation of the Northeast Greenland National Park in 1974, the former municipality had been much bigger (935,000 km²), formally encompassing the largely uninhabited area to the north up to the border with Avannaa (North Greenland).

Population is 537 (as of 2005). Besides the main town of Ittoqqortoormiit, only one more populated village was located within the former municipality, Itterajivit, 14 km to the west across Rosenvinge Bugt, with a population of only 9 (as of 2005).


  • Greenland and the Arctic. By Etain O'Carroll and Mark Elliott. Lonely Planet 2005. ISBN 1-74059-095-3.
  • Statistics Greenland. 3rd Edition, May 2005. ISSN 1604-7397
  • Information pages on]

External links

  • Official site of Ittoqqortoormiit
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