Milne Land

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Milne Land
Milneland
Milne Land NASA.jpg
Milne Land seen from space
Milne Land is located in Greenland
Milne Land
Milne Land (Greenland)
Geography
Location East-Greenland
Coordinates 70°41′N 26°45′W / 70.683°N 26.750°W / 70.683; -26.750Coordinates: 70°41′N 26°45′W / 70.683°N 26.750°W / 70.683; -26.750
Major islands Milne Land, Storø, Ujuaakajiip Nunaa, Bjørne Øer
Area 3,913 km2 (1,511 sq mi)
Length 100 km (60 mi)[1]
Width 40 km (25 mi)
Highest elevation 2,434 m (7,986 ft)
Highest point Unnamed
Administration
Greenland
Province Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq
Demographics
Population 0 (as of 2005)
Ethnic groups none

Milne Land or Milneland is a large island in eastern Greenland. It is the third largest island of Greenland, after the main island of Greenland and Disko Island. It is named after British admiral David Milne.

This island is popular with climbers.[2]

Geography[edit]

The island is 113 km long from Moraene Point in the southwest to Bregne Point in the northeast, and up to 45 km wide, and 3,913 km² in area. It is part of an archipelago, which includes Storo and Sorte Island in the Northwest, Denmark Island in the south, and the Bjorne Islands in the northeast. Cape Leslie is Milneland's southeastern headland.[3]

Milne Land is separated from the Renland peninsula in the north by the 6 to 10 km wide Ofjord, from the Gaaseland peninsula in the south by the 4 to 6 km wide Fonfjord, and from the mainland coast in the west by the 4 to 14 km wide Rode Fjord.

Jameson Land , the large peninsula in the east with the settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit on its southern coast, is located more than 40 km across the Scoresby Sound.

Map of NE Greenland and Iceland.
A superior mirage of sea ice and land near Milne Land.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scoresby Sund, Encyclopædia Britannica on-line
  2. ^ Eventyr, Milne Land, Pt. 1,295m, North Pillar
  3. ^ "Milne Land". Mapcarta. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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