Tuttorqortooq Island

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Tuttorqortooq
Tuttorqortooq Island is located in Greenland
Tuttorqortooq Island
Tuttorqortooq Island (Greenland)
Geography
Location Greenland
Coordinates 73°39′N 56°36′W / 73.650°N 56.600°W / 73.650; -56.600Coordinates: 73°39′N 56°36′W / 73.650°N 56.600°W / 73.650; -56.600
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Country
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Tuttorqortooq Island (old spelling: Tugtorqortôq) is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

Tuttorqortooq Island is located in Tasiusaq Bay, in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago, at the mouth of Kangerlussuaq Icefjord, which separates it from Mernoq Island in the northeast. In the east, the northern tip of Qallunaat Island is separated from Tuttorqortooq by the narrow Qaqqakassaup Ikerasaa strait, widening into a bay to the southwest between the two islands. To the west, a small, rocky Horse Head Island buffers the island from the open waters of Baffin Bay.[1] The island is mountainous, with an unnamed 587 m (1,926 ft) peak in the central-western part of the island.[1]

Promontories[edit]

Name Direction Latitude N Longitude W
Anernilik Northern Cape 73°42′30″ 56°25′00″
Inussugaarsuk Southern Cape 73°37′13″ 56°35′00″
Itillissuaq Southwestern Cape 73°36′42″ 56°49′15″
Tuttorqortuup Nuussua Western Cape 73°39′45″ 56°56′45″

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Upernavik, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992