Hochstetter Bay

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Hochstetter Bay
Hochstetterbugten
Hochstetter Bay is located in Greenland
Hochstetter Bay
Location
Location Arctic
Coordinates 74°53′N 18°45′W / 74.883°N 18.750°W / 74.883; -18.750Coordinates: 74°53′N 18°45′W / 74.883°N 18.750°W / 74.883; -18.750
Ocean/sea sources Greenland Sea
Basin countries Greenland

Hochstetter Bay (Danish: Hochstetterbugten) is a broad bay in northeastern Greenland. It is part of the Northeast Greenland National Park area.

The name is said to have been in use from 1929 by Danish hunters, and first appeared on the maps of the 1932 Gefion Expedition.[1]

Geography[edit]

This bay is located between Hochstetter Foreland and Shannon Island to the north, Kuhn Island to the west, and Wollaston Foreland and the Pendulum Islands to the south. To the east, the bay opens to the Greenland Sea.[2]

Map of Northeastern Greenland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps of East Greenland". Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Hochstetterbugten". Mapcarta. Retrieved 18 June 2016.