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Location of the Qeqqata municipality within Greenland
|Sovereign state||Kingdom of Denmark|
|Established||1 January 2009|
|• Total||115,500 km2 (44,595 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.08119/km2 (0.210293/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||GL-QE|
Qeqqata ( The Center, Danish: Centrum) is a municipality in western Greenland, operational from 1 January 2009. The municipality was named after its location in the central-western part of the country. Its population is 9,378 as of January 2020. The administrative center of the municipality is in Sisimiut (formerly called Holsteinsborg). It consists of the previously unincorporated area of Kangerlussuaq, as well as two former municipalities of western Greenland:
- Maniitsoq Municipality
- Sisimiut Municipality
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 Qeqertalik municipality. The waters of the western coast are that of the Davis Strait, separating Greenland from Baffin Island. With an area of 115,500 km2 (44,594.8 sq mi) it is the second-smallest municipality of Greenland after Kujalleq.
Avannaata's municipal council consists of 15 members, elected every four years.
|2013||4||2||9||57.6%||Hermann Berthelsen (S)|
|2017||3||3||1||8||61.1%||Malik Berthelsen (S)|
|Data from Valg.gl|
Towns and settlements
- Maniitsoq area
- Sisimiut area
Like all of Greenland, there are no roads between settlements. There are three airports in Qeqqata, Kangerlussuaq, Maniitsoq and Sisimiut, where Kangerlussuaq is the international hub for Greenland. Other settlements are served by boats.
A simple road for terrain vehicles between Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut was approved in June 2020. Construction of the first 21 km of the road, connecting Kangerlussuaq with the Tasersuaq area, is scheduled to begin in late July 2020.
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