Alanngorsuaq Fjord

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For a mountain of the same name, see Alanngorsuaq.
Alanngorsuaq Fjord is located in Greenland
Alanngorsuaq Fjord
Alanngorsuaq Fjord
Location within Greenland

Alanngorsuaq Fjord (Danish: Kobberminebugt) is a fjord in the Kujalleq municipality in southern Greenland. At the mouth of the fjord the coastline of southwestern Greenland turns to the east towards Qaqortoq.

Geography[edit]

An iceberg floating at the mouth of the fjord; southern end
The mouth of Alanngorsuaq Fjord; northern end

The fjord is 40 km (24.9 mi) long,[1] with an east-north-east − west-south-west orientation, opening into the Labrador Sea. There are several oblong, uninhabited islands in the inner part of the fjord, its mouth widening into a 17 km (10.6 mi) bay at the confluence with the Labrador Sea[2] at approximately 60°53′30″N 48°19′30″W / 60.89167°N 48.32500°W / 60.89167; -48.32500.

Settlement[edit]

The shores of the fjord are uninhabited. Arsuk is the closest settlement, located just beyond the border with the Sermersooq municipality, approximately 30 km (18.6 mi) to the north of the fjord mouth.

Coordinates: 60°56′N 48°10′W / 60.933°N 48.167°W / 60.933; -48.167

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. ^ Ivittuut/Narsarsuaq/Qaqortoq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992