Illorsuit Island

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Illorsuit
Sketchmap-greenland-illorsuit-island.svg
Location of Illorsuit Island
Geography
Location Uummannaq Fjord
Coordinates 71°10′N 53°43′W / 71.167°N 53.717°W / 71.167; -53.717Coordinates: 71°10′N 53°43′W / 71.167°N 53.717°W / 71.167; -53.717
Area 468 km2 (181 sq mi)
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Illorsuit Island (Greenlandic: Illorsuip qeqertaat, Danish: Ubekendt Ejland) is an island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

The southern part of Illorsuit Island seen across the northeastern part of Uummannaq Fjord, from the western ridge of the Nunaarssuaq mountain on the Ukkusissat Peninsula.

The island is pear-shaped, and at 468 km2 (180.7 sq mi),[1] it is the second-largest island in the Uummannaq Fjord system, located to the east of its mouth, between Sigguup Nunaa peninsula in the north and Nuussuaq Peninsula in the south.[2]

Settlement[edit]

Illorsuit is the only settlement on the island, located on the northeastern coast of the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. ^ Nuussuaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992