Ikerasak Island

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Ikerasak
Sketchmap-greenland-ikerasak-island.svg
Location of Ikerasak Island
Geography
Location Uummannaq Fjord
Coordinates 70°33′N 51°30′W / 70.550°N 51.500°W / 70.550; -51.500Coordinates: 70°33′N 51°30′W / 70.550°N 51.500°W / 70.550; -51.500
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Ikerasak Island (Greenlandic: Ikerasaap qeqertaa) is an island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland, located in the southeastern part of Uummannaq Fjord, at the mouth of Ikerasak Fjord, its innermost section.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ikerasak island seen from Uummannaq

The island has an elongated oval shape of southeast-to-northwest orientation. To the south, it is separated from a smaller Talerua Island by the Ikarasanguaq strait, and further from Nuussuaq Peninsula by the mouth of Ikerasak Fjord.

In the northeast, the narrow Ikerasassuaq strait separates it from Drygalski Peninsula on the mainland. To the northwest, the central arm of Uummannaq Fjord separates it from Salliaruseq Island.[1]

Settlement[edit]

Ikerasak is the only settlement on the island, perched at the southeastern tip, by the Ikerasassuaq strait.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nuussuaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992