Sokongen Island

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Søkongen Ø
Sokongen is located in Greenland
Location Greenland Sea
Coordinates 68°10′N 30°45′W / 68.167°N 30.750°W / 68.167; -30.750Coordinates: 68°10′N 30°45′W / 68.167°N 30.750°W / 68.167; -30.750
Area 115 km2 (44 sq mi)
Municipality Sermersooq
Population 0

Sokongen (Danish: Søkongen Ø) is an island in the Sermersooq municipality, in eastern Greenland. .


Sokongen is a coastal island that lies between the Nansen Fjord to the northeast and the J.A.D. Jensen Fjord to the southwest. It is located in an indented area of the eastern Greenland shore where there is a succession of headlands with active glaciers in between.[1]

The island is 26 kilometres (16 miles) in length and its maximum width is 15 kilometres (9 miles).[2] Its SE headland is Cape J.A.D. Jensen (68°10'N., 29°48'W.), a massive rocky promontory with steep dark basalt cliffs rising almost 1,000 over the sea, located 15 km to the SW of Cape Nansen.[3]

Map of Greenland section.

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  1. ^ Prostar Sailing Directions 2005 Greenland and Iceland Enroute, p. 110
  2. ^ GoogleEarth
  3. ^ "Søkongen Ø". Mapcarta. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 

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