Alluttoq Island

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Alluttoq
Ataa, Greenland.jpg
Abandoned buildings in Ataa on the eastern coast
Alluttoq Island is located in Greenland
Alluttoq Island
Alluttoq Island

Location within Greenland
Geography
Location Disko Bay
Coordinates 69°44′30″N 51°08′00″W / 69.74167°N 51.13333°W / 69.74167; -51.13333Coordinates: 69°44′30″N 51°08′00″W / 69.74167°N 51.13333°W / 69.74167; -51.13333
Area 655 km2 (253 sq mi)
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup


Alluttoq Island (Danish: Arveprinsen Ejland) is a large (655 km2 (252.9 sq mi)), uninhabited[1] island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in western Greenland, located in the northern part of Disko Bay, in the outlet of the Sullorsuaq Strait, east of Disko Island.[2]

Settlement[edit]

Ataa, located on the eastern coast of the island, is an abandoned settlement, with the last families leaving the village around 1960. The closest populated settlements are Qeqertaq in the northeast, on an island off the shore of Nuussuaq Peninsula−and Oqaatsut in the southeast, on the mainland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. ^ Qeqertarsuup Tunua, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992