Qeqertarsuaq Island (Nuuk)

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Qeqertarsuaq
Storø
Qeqertarsuaq is located in Greenland
Qeqertarsuaq
Qeqertarsuaq
Geography
Location Nuup Kangerlua
Coordinates 66°24′N 51°04′W / 66.400°N 51.067°W / 66.400; -51.067Coordinates: 66°24′N 51°04′W / 66.400°N 51.067°W / 66.400; -51.067
Administration
Greenland
Municipality Sermersooq

Qeqertarsuaq, meaning 'The Large Island' in the Greenlandic language (Danish: Storø meaning 'big island' as well), is an uninhabited island in the Sermersooq municipality in southwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

Qeqertarsuaq is one of three mountainous islands located in the middle run[1] of the 160 km (99.4 mi) long[2] Nuup Kangerlua fjord, to the north of Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. Its highest mountain is 1,616 metres (5,302 ft) high,[3] meaning it is an ultra prominent mountain.

The two sibling islands are Qoornuup Qeqertarsua Island and Sermitsiaq Island.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Carroll, Etain (2005). Greenland and the Arctic. Lonely Planet. p. 154. ISBN 1-74059-095-3. 
  2. ^ "TIL OPPLYSNING". Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.topomapper.com/