Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula

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Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula is located in Upernavik Archipelago
Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula
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Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula (Upernavik Archipelago)

Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula (old spelling: Sáningassorssuaq) is a mainland peninsula in northwestern Greenland, located at the northern end of Upernavik Archipelago.[1]

Geography[edit]

Aerial view of Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula

The Sanningassorsuaq Peninsula is 20.8 km (12.9 mi) long, and 13.2 km (8.2 mi) wide. The highest point is an unnamed summit at 539 km (335 mi) in its central part.[1]

The base of the peninsula is a nunatak located at 74°26′30″N 56°07′00″W / 74.44167°N 56.11667°W / 74.44167; -56.11667, and rising to 460 m (1,510 ft) above the Greenland ice sheet (Greenlandic: Sermersuaq) reaching the sea level to the south and north of the nunatak.

The peninsula has a west-east orientation, jutting into Inussulik Bay to the west. It is separated from the Kiatassuaq and Milissua islands in the north by the narrow Ikerasaa Strait. In the south, the innermost inlet of Inussulik Bay full of icebergs calved by the Illullip Sermia glacier separates the peninsula from the Illulissuaq Peninsula.[1]

Promontories[edit]

Name Direction Latitude N Longitude W
(none) Northern Cape 74°28′42″ 56°13′47″
Naajarsuit Southern Cape 74°23′56″ 56°32′45″
Sanningassorsuup Nuua Western Cape 74°24′04″ 56°48′01″

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, 1:250.000, Tage Schjøtt, 1992

Coordinates: 74°26′N 56°30′W / 74.433°N 56.500°W / 74.433; -56.500