Kangersuatsiaq (old spelling: Kangerssuatsiaq) (IATA: KGQ), formerly Prøven, is an island settlement in the Avannaata municipality in northwestern Greenland. It had 186 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


Location within Greenland
Coordinates: 72°22′47″N 55°33′00″W
State Kingdom of Denmark
Constituent country Greenland
Time zoneUTC-03

Upernavik Archipelago

Kangersuatsiaq within the Upernavik Archipelago

Kangersuatsiaq is located within Upernavik Archipelago, a vast archipelago of small islands on the coast of northeastern Baffin Bay. The archipelago extends from the northwestern coast of Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the south at approximately 71°50′N 56°00′W[2] to the southern end of Melville Bay (Greenlandic: Qimusseriarsuaq) in the north at approximately 74°50′N 57°30′W.[3]


Air Greenland serves the village as part of government contract, with flights between Kangersuatsiaq Heliport and Upernavik Airport.[4]


The population of Kangersuatsiaq has decreased by over a quarter relative to the 2000 levels, and is still decreasing.[5]

Kangersuatsiaq population growth dynamics in the last two decades. Source: Statistics Greenland[5]


  1. Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine (in Danish)
  2. Nunavik, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  3. Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  4. Air Greenland, Departures and Arrivals Archived 2010-03-09 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Statistics Greenland Archived 2011-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
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