Cape Alexander, Greenland

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Cape Alexander
Ullersuaq, Uvdlerssuak, Sarfalik
Map showing the location of Cape Alexander
Map showing the location of Cape Alexander
Location Qaasuitsup, Greenland
Coordinates 78°11′N 73°3′W / 78.183°N 73.050°W / 78.183; -73.050Coordinates: 78°11′N 73°3′W / 78.183°N 73.050°W / 78.183; -73.050
Offshore water bodies Baffin Bay
Area Arctic

Cape Alexander (Greenlandic: Ullersuaq, also Uvdlerssuak and Sarfalik; Danish: Kap Alexander) is a headland in the Baffin Bay, northwest Greenland, Qaasuitsup municipality. It is one of the important landmarks of Greenland.

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Cape Alexander is located in Prudhoe Land, at the western end of Hartstene Bay with the Dodge Glacier to the east and Sutherland Island to the southeast.[1] It is the westernmost point of the island of Greenland.[2]

The small Carey Islands are located further to the west; among them Nordvestø (73°10'W) is the westernmost point of Greenland as a territory.[3]

Ullersuaq amongst the extreme points of Greenland

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