Milne Land

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Milne Land
Milne Land NASA.jpg
Milne Land seen from space
Milne Land is located in Greenland
Milne Land
Milne Land (Greenland)
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
Province Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq
Population 0 (as of 2005)
Ethnic groups none

Milne Land 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. It is 113 km long from Moræne Pynt in the southwest to Bregnepynt in the northeast, and up to 45 km wide, and 3,913 km² in area. It is part of an archipelago, which includes Storø in the southwest, Ujuaakajiip Nunaa in the southeast, and the Bjørne Øer in the northeast. It is separated from Renland peninsula in the north by øfjord (6 to 10 km wide), from Gåseland peninsula in the south by Fønfjord (4 to 6 km wide), and from the mainland coast in the west by Rødefjord (4 to 14 km wide). The large peninsula in the east, Jameson Land (with Liverpool Land across Hurry Fjord), with the settlements of Ittoqqortoormiit at its southern coast, is located more than 40 km across the Scoresby Sound.

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  1. ^ Scoresby Sund, Encyclopædia Britannica on-line

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