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Northumberland Island
Native name: Kiatak (Kujata)
Northumberland Island is located in Greenland
Northumberland Island
Northumberland Island
Location Baffin Bay, Greenland
Coordinates 77°22′N 71°55′W / 77.367°N 71.917°W / 77.367; -71.917Coordinates: 77°22′N 71°55′W / 77.367°N 71.917°W / 77.367; -71.917
Municipality Qaasuitsup
Population uninhabited

Kiatak or Northumberland Island (Danish: Northumberland Ø), also known as Kujata, is an island off the coast of northern Greenland.[1]


This relatively large island is part of a small group formed by Kiatak, Herbert Island and Hakluyt Island. The latter is the smallest of the group and lies off Kiatak's western shore.[2]

The island was inhabited at the time of Robert Peary's Greenland expeditions in 1886 and 1891-1897.[3]

View of a cliff in Hakluyt Island with Kiatak in the background.
19th century map with Northumberland Island, Herbert Island, Whale Sound and Inglefield Gulf.

See also[edit]


  • Peary, Robert (1898). Northward over the great ice : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897, with a description of the little tribe of Smith Sound Eskimos, the most northerly human beings in the world, and an account of the discovery and bringing home of the Saviksue or great Cape York meteorites. New York, NY: F.A. Stokes Company.  Book Viewer