Meaning: The sound, which runs dry at low tide. Population (11.22.05): 153 Tiniteqilaaq Map Ammassalik's Settlementshere
Tiniteqilaaq (Tinit) is one of the smaller communities in Ammassalik. The settlement is located on the mainland of Greenland just north of Ammassalik Island in absolutely breathtaking surroundings. Placed on the lower part of a small peninsula the settlement offers a spectacular view to the Sermilik fjord where huge icebergs floats by. To the south the fjord Ikâsartivaq separates Tinit from Ammassalik Island. From the settlement you have a great view to the northern mountains and one of the big glaciers of Ammassalik Island.
Established in 1923? Like many of the other settlements it is not possible to say exactly when it was established, but according to the records it was also inhabited during winter from 1923, so this may be considered as the “birth” of the settlement.
Fishing and hunting is the main income for the population in Tiniteqilaaq.
Seals are caught all year, and a few polar bears. There are several good fishing grounds near the settlement. In wintertime you’ll find good ice fishing, and in early summer the Ammassat is caught in huge numbers here. In summer the salmon fishing is also very good.
See also a special photo collection on daily life and the landscapes of Tiniteqilaaq. This collection is updated regularly. Photos by Lars Poort, a local teacher in Tinit.