Qeqertalik

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Qeqertalik
Kommune Qeqertalik
Municipality
Qeqertalik municipality
Clockwise from top left: Qeqertarsuaq, Qasigiannguit, Aasiaat, Disko Bay
Coat of arms of Qeqertalik
Coat of arms
Location of Qeqertalik within Greenland
Location of Qeqertalik within Greenland
Coordinates (Qeqertalik Commune): 68°42′N 52°52′W / 68.700°N 52.867°W / 68.700; -52.867Coordinates: 68°42′N 52°52′W / 68.700°N 52.867°W / 68.700; -52.867
State  Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country  Greenland
Municipality Qeqertalik-coat-of-arms.svg Qeqertalik
Established 1 January 2018
Municipal center Aasiaat
Government
 • Mayor Ane Hansen (Inuit Ataqatigiit)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 6,504
Time zone UTC-03, UTC-04
Calling code +299
Website qeqertalik.gl

Qeqertalik Municipality is a new municipality of Greenland created in 2018 from four southern regions of the former Qaasuitsup Municipality.

Geography[edit]

Qeqertalik Municipality is flanked in the south by the Qeqqata municipality and in the northeast by Avannaata. Over the ice cap, it is bordered in the east by the Sermersooq municipality, however this border runs north-south (45° West meridian) through the center of the Greenland ice sheet (Greenlandic: Sermersuaq), and as such is free of traffic.

Communities of Qeqertalik encircle Disko Bay, an inlet of the larger Baffin Bay, while the northeastern shores and Nuussuaq Peninsula belong to the neighboring municipality of Avannaata.

Towns and settlements[edit]

Language[edit]

Kalaallisut, the West Greenlandic dialect, is spoken in Kommune Qeqertalik along with Danish.

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