Geographical Society Island

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Geographical Society Island
Geografisk Samfund Ø  (Danish)
Geographical Society Island is located in Greenland
Geographical Society Island
Geographical Society Island
Location East Greenland
Coordinates 72°56′N 23°5′W / 72.933°N 23.083°W / 72.933; -23.083Coordinates: 72°56′N 23°5′W / 72.933°N 23.083°W / 72.933; -23.083
Area 1,717 km2 (663 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,730 m (5,680 ft)
Highest point Svedenborg Bjerg[1]
Population 0

Geographical Society Island (Danish: Geografisk Samfund Ø) is an island off Foster Bay in northeastern Greenland.


The island has an area of 1,717 km².[2] It is mountainous with Svedenborg Fjeld as the highest point at 1,730 m. To the north lies the mouth of the Kaiser Franz Joseph Fjord with Ymer Island to the NW and smaller Bantekoe Island to the NE in Foster Bay. To the south lies Traill Island, separated by a narrow sound, the Vega Sound. In the west, over King Oscar Fjord lies Ella Island.

Map of Northeastern Greenland


From west to east, the rocks constituting the island are sandstone of roughly Devonian, Carboniferous and Cretaceous age, and some smaller areas with Triassic and Jurassic sandstone.[3]

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