Avannaata municipality – a fishing-based society with tourism

Avannaata is a municipality which is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of democracy following the municipal amalgamation that took place in 2008. This led, among other things, to a division of the earlier Qaasuitsup municipality into two distinct municipalities, Avannaata and Quwertalik, in 2018. It is why Avannaata has decentralised power to villages and towns along the coast.

Avannaata meets challenges for its sustainability in labour market and education, but it has a great period in tourism and ambitious plans for future development.