Sermitsiaq Island

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Sermitsiaq
Sermitsiaq-aerial.jpg
Aerial view of Sermitsiaq from the southwest
Sermitsiaq Island is located in Greenland
Sermitsiaq Island
Sermitsiaq Island
Location within Greenland
Geography
Location Nuup Kangerlua
Coordinates 66°18′N 51°27′W / 66.300°N 51.450°W / 66.300; -51.450Coordinates: 66°18′N 51°27′W / 66.300°N 51.450°W / 66.300; -51.450
Country
Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq

Sermitsiaq Island (Danish: Sadelø) 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. The two sibling islands are Qeqertarsuaq Island and Qoornuup Qeqertarsua Island.[1] The prominent 1,210 metres (3,970 ft)[2] Sermitsiaq mountain topping the island is a landmark of Nuuk, visible from most places in the city.

References[edit]

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