Qaarsut (old spelling: Kaersut) is a settlement in Avannaata municipality, in northwestern Greenland. It is situated on the northeastern shore of the Nuussuaq Peninsula. It had 174 inhabitants in 2020.[2]

Qaarsut
Aerial panorama of Qaarsut
Aerial panorama of Qaarsut
Qaarsut is located in Greenland
Qaarsut
Qaarsut
Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 70°43′55″N 52°38′15″W / 70.73194°N 52.63750°W / 70.73194; -52.63750Coordinates: 70°43′55″N 52°38′15″W / 70.73194°N 52.63750°W / 70.73194; -52.63750
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
MunicipalityAvannaata
Government
 • MayorOle Dorph
Population
 (2020)
 • Total174
Time zoneUTC-03
Postal code
3964 Qaarsut

HistoryEdit

The first coal mine in Greenland operated between 1778 and 1924 in Qaarsuarsuit.

 
The Qaarsuarsuit coal mine in 1907

TransportEdit

Qaarsut Airport, located to the northwest of the settlement, serves both Qaarsut and Uummannaq, the latter accessible only by helicopter.

PopulationEdit

The population of Qaarsut has dropped by over 18 percent relative to the 2000 levels, reflecting a general trend in the region.[3]

Qaarsut population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[3]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa (Greenlandic Broadcasting Corporation) (in Danish)
  2. ^ "Population by Localities". Statistical Greenland.
  3. ^ a b Statistics Greenland Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine