Maniitsoq is a city in West Greenland with approx. 2,700 inhabitants. Maniitsoq is one of the cities in Qeqqata Municipality.
The area is rich in fish and wild animals like reindeer and muskox. In the summer, large whales are often seen just by the city. There are several large bird cliffs at Maniitsoq area.
The most important business is fishing and hunting with the well-functioning fishing industry and other food production.
The largest hydropower potential in Greenland is located northeast of Maniitsoq at Tasersiaq and Majoqqaq.
Maniitsoq is located on the old mountainous mountain in southern west Greenland, which geologists called the North Atlantic craton. It’s about three billion years old.. Gemstone and semi-precious stones such as diamond, ruby, garnet, corundum and Maniitsoq stone (lapis lazuli).
Founded by a three billion year old crater structure (the world’s oldest) at Maniitsoq, with a current distribution of well over 100 km in diameter, was published in June 2012.
At Tupertalik there is the world’s oldest carbonatite intrusion, which is three billion and seven million years old.
The Maniitsoq area is known for its many rivers, which are rich in arctic char, which attracts anglers from all over the world.
Maniitsoq is known for its steep mountain alpine area, visited by world-class ski enthusiasts.
On July 30, 2013, the highest temperature ever measured in Maniitsoq was 25.9 ° C.
The area’s history can be experienced in the city’s local museum.