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

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, which is also the capital and largest city of Greenland. It was created on 1 January 2009, when five municipalities were combined together to make Sermersooq.

Geography[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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.