Qeqertarsuaq Island (Nuuk)

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For island of the same name in Disko Bay, see Disko Island.
Qeqertarsuaq
Qeqertarsuaq Island is located in Greenland
Qeqertarsuaq Island
Qeqertarsuaq Island
Location within Greenland
Geography
Location Nuup Kangerlua
Coordinates 66°24′N 51°04′W / 66.400°N 51.067°W / 66.400; -51.067Coordinates: 66°24′N 51°04′W / 66.400°N 51.067°W / 66.400; -51.067
Country
Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq

Qeqertarsuaq Island (means The large island) (Danish: Storø meaning big island) is an uninhabited island in the Sermersooq municipality in southwestern Greenland. It is one of three mountainous islands located in the middle run[1] of the 160 km (99.4 mi) long[2] Nuup Kangerlua fjord, to the north of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Its highest mountain is 1,616 metres (5,302 ft) high,[3] meaning it is an ultra prominent mountain.

The two sibling islands are Qoornuup Qeqertarsua Island and Sermitsiaq Island.[1]

See also[edit]

Islands with similar names:

  • Storø is the name of another Greenlandic Island, located on the east coast.
  • Disko Island, in Greenlandic Qeqertarsuaq, located in Disko Bay.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Carroll, Etain (2005). Greenland and the Arctic. Lonely Planet. p. 154. ISBN 1-74059-095-3. 
  2. ^ "TIL OPPLYSNING". Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.topomapper.com/