Qeqertaq Island

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Qeqertarsuaq (Upernavik)" redirects here. For for the island in Upernavik Icefjord, see Qeqertarsuaq Island (Upernavik Icefjord). For the island in the Ussing Icefjord, see Qeqertarsuaq Island (Nasaussap Saqqaa). For the island in the Kangerlussuaq Icefjord, see Qeqertarsuaq Island (Kangerlussuaq Icefjord).
Qeqertaq (Qeqertarsuaq)
Qeqertaq (Qeqertarsuaq) is located in Upernavik Archipelago
Qeqertaq (Qeqertarsuaq)
Qeqertaq (Qeqertarsuaq)
Location Melville Bay, Greenland
Coordinates 72°16′N 55°20′W / 72.267°N 55.333°W / 72.267; -55.333Coordinates: 72°16′N 55°20′W / 72.267°N 55.333°W / 72.267; -55.333
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Area 250.03 km2 (96.54 sq mi)
Municipality Qaasuitsup
Largest settlement Upernavik Kujalleq (Søndre Upernavik)

Qeqertarsuaq, also known as Qeqertaq meaning just "Island",[1] is an island in Qaasuitsup municipality, near Upernavik, in northwestern Greenland. It is located in the Upernavik Archipelago in the Melville Bay of the Baffin Bay.


Qeqertaq is the second largest island in the Upernavik Archipelago, after Nutaarmiut. The only settlement is Upernavik Kujalleq (Søndre Upernavik) near Qugdlungut, its southern cape. The island is located towards the southern end of the archipelago, separated from the mainland shore by a narrow sound and has an area of 250.03 km².[2]

'Qeqertarsuaq' (meaning "Large Island") is the name of several islands in Greenland. The island near Upernavik should not be confused with the much larger Qeqertarsuaq island, better known as Disko Island, or the smaller Qeqertarsuaq (Herbert Island) island near Qaanaaq (Thule). 'Qeqertaq' is also the name of another island near Upernavik (Danish: Skalø) and of a settlement in Qasigiannguit.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]