Nasaussaq Island

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Nasaussaq
Kittorsaq.jpg
Aerial view of Kittorsaq Island (front) and Nasaussaq Island (back)
Nasaussaq is located in Greenland
Nasaussaq
Nasaussaq
Geography
Location Greenland
Coordinates 73°56′20″N 56°19′00″W / 73.93889°N 56.31667°W / 73.93889; -56.31667Coordinates: 73°56′20″N 56°19′00″W / 73.93889°N 56.31667°W / 73.93889; -56.31667
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Administration
Greenland
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Nasaussaq Island is a small, uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

Nasaussaq Island is located in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago, in the inner part of Sugar Loaf Bay, an indentiation of Baffin Bay, at the mouth of Nasaussap Saqqaa fjord.[1] In the south, the fjord separates the island and its sibling Amitsorsuaq Island from Qullikorsuit Island, one of the larger islands in the archipelago. Nasaussaq and Amitsorsuaq are separated by the small Ikerasakassak strait.[1] The highest point on the island is an unnamed, 420 m (1,380 ft) peak in the center of the island.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992