Nyeboe Land

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Nyeboe Land
Nyeboe Land is located in Greenland
Nyeboe Land
Nyeboe Land
Geography
LocationNW Greenland
Coordinates81°54′N 56°45′W / 81.900°N 56.750°W / 81.900; -56.750Coordinates: 81°54′N 56°45′W / 81.900°N 56.750°W / 81.900; -56.750
Adjacent bodies of water
Length170 km (106 mi)
Width90 km (56 mi)
Highest elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Highest pointPunch Mountain
Administration
Greenland (Denmark)

Nyeboe Land (Danish: Nyeboes Land) is a peninsula in far northwestern Greenland. It is a part of the Northeast Greenland National Park.[1]

History[edit]

Nyeboe Land was named after engineer Marius Nyeboe (1867–1946), chairman of the committee of Knud Rasmussen's Fifth Thule Expedition.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nyeboe Land is located to the northeast of Hall Land in the west, and southwest of Hendrik Island and west of Warming Land and the Steensby Glacier in the east. It is bounded to the north by the Lincoln Sea and to the east by Saint George Fjord. Newman Fjord (Newman Bay) marks the western limit of Nyeboe Land. To the south and southeast the peninsula is attached to the mainland and its ice cap.The Dreyer Firn is located in the southwest, near the Saint George Fjord's shore.[3]

Nyeboe Land is largely unglaciated and mountainous.[4] 1,100 metres (3,609 ft) high Punch Mountain, the highest elevation of the peninsula, is located at the northern end.[5] Other important summits are Korsgård Mountain and Nina Bang Mountain.[3]

Map of part of Ellesmere Island and far Northern Greenland.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yr – Værvarsel for Hall Land (Grønland)". yr.no. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Knud Rasmussen Thule - www.123hjemmeside.dk/sven-hansen". 123hjemmeside.dk. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Nyeboe Land". Mapcarta. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. ^ GoogleEarth
  5. ^ Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 Greenland and Iceland Enroute, p. 94

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