Sermersooq

municipality of Greenland

Sermersooq (Greenlandic: [seʁmeʁsoːq̚], place of much ice, Danish: sted med meget is) is the most populous municipality of Greenland. Its capital and largest city is Nuuk, also the capital and largest city of Greenland. It was created on 1 January 2009 and is made of five municipalities.

Sermersooq Municipality

Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq
Sermersooq Municipality
Clockwise from top left: Nuuk, Kulusuk, Tasiilaq, Kangertittivaq
Coat of arms of Sermersooq Municipality
Coat of arms
Location of Sermersooq within Greenland
Location of Sermersooq within Greenland
Coordinates (Sermersooq Commune): 66°00′N 40°00′W / 66.000°N 40.000°W / 66.000; -40.000Coordinates: 66°00′N 40°00′W / 66.000°N 40.000°W / 66.000; -40.000
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
MunicipalitySermersooq-coat-of-arms.png Sermersooq
Established1 January 2009
Municipal centerNuuk
Government
 • MayorAsii Chemnitz Narup (Inuit Ataqatigiit)
Area
 • Total531,900 km2 (205,400 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)[3]
 • Total21,868
 • Density0.041/km2 (0.11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03, UTC-01
Calling code+299
ISO 3166 codeGL-SM
Websitesermersooq.gl

GeographyEdit

Sermersooq borders the Labrador Sea to the west and the Denmark Strait to the east. It borders the municipalities of Kujalleq, Qeqqata, Qeqertalik and Avanaata. To the north is Northeast Greenland National Park.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sermersooq Municipality: Administration Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Welcome to Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq". Sermersooq Municipality, Official Website. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  3. Greenland in Figures 2013 (PDF). Statistics Greenland. ISBN 978-87-986787-7-9. ISSN 1602-5709. Retrieved 2 September 2013.