"Tunu" - the reverse side, is what the rest of the country call Eastgreenland, but one learns very soon that there is very little "reverse side" about this part of the country, one would almost say; on the contrary. Nature, the population and the settlements put together, gives an experience that is not found anywhere else in Greenland.
Only about 3500 people live in the 2 towns and 9 settlements on the Eastcoast. The population of Eastgreenland live with, in and of the natural environment - the sea, the ice, the mountains and the animals they catch are vital to their existence in this part of the world. The main source of income is fishing and hunting, although the majority of families also depend on a steady income from other trades.
Only about a 100 years has passed since the first Europeans arrived in Ammassalik, so traditional Inuit culture still has an important role to play in everyday life. But Eastgreenland is also a modern community with all the facilities found elsewhere in the world.