Kiataussaq Island

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Kiataussaq
Kiataussaq Island is located in Greenland
Kiataussaq Island
Kiataussaq Island (Greenland)
Geography
Location Melville Bay, Greenland
Coordinates 74°43′30″N 57°32′0″W / 74.72500°N 57.53333°W / 74.72500; -57.53333Coordinates: 74°43′30″N 57°32′0″W / 74.72500°N 57.53333°W / 74.72500; -57.53333
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Length 8.3 km (5.16 mi)
Width 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Kiataussaq Island (Danish: Amdrup Ø) is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

Kiataussaq Island is the last island of any size in the northernmost part of Upernavik Archipelago, located approximately 8.5 km (5.3 mi) to the west of the Nunatarsuaq nunataq on the mainland of Greenland. To the north of the island, only small skerries of diminishing size dot the surface of southern Melville Bay.[1][2] The island is rocky, culminating in an unnamed 420 m (1,380 ft) peak in the western part of the island.[1]

Skerries[edit]

Kiataussaq Island is surrounded by several skerries in the north and west: collectively known as Kiataussaq Skerries (Greenlandic: Kiataussap Qeqertarsue, Danish: Bluhme øer):[1]

  • Qaarusulik (Danish: Bloch ø)
  • Qeqertannguit
  • Natsiarsiorfik
  • Nanotralikassak
  • Qilalukiarfik
  • Uvingassoq
  • Qamutikassait

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  2. ^ Qimmsseriarsuaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992