Princess Thyra Island

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Princess Thyra Island
Prinsesse Thyra Ø
Greenland.A2004208.1810.250m.jpg
Satellite image of the northern end of Greenland including Princess Thyra Island
Princess Thyra Island is located in Greenland
Princess Thyra Island
Princess Thyra Island
Geography
Location Wandel Sea
Coordinates 81°57′N 21°15′W / 81.950°N 21.250°W / 81.950; -21.250Coordinates: 81°57′N 21°15′W / 81.950°N 21.250°W / 81.950; -21.250
Area 295 km2 (114 sq mi)
Length 36 km (22.4 mi)
Width 8 km (5 mi)
Highest elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Administration
Zone NE Greenland National Park
Demographics
Population 0

Princess Thyra Island (Danish: Prinsesse Thyra Ø) is an uninhabited island of the Wandel Sea, Greenland. The island is within King Frederick VIII Land in the Northeast Greenland National Park.[1] The island was named after Princess Thyra of Denmark.

Geography[edit]

This island is located east of Princess Margaret Island, to the northwest of Princess Dagmar Island close to the coast of far northeastern Greenland, in a bay of the Wandel Sea at the confluence of Denmark Sound and Independence Sound.[2]

The island has an area of 294.8 km ² and a shoreline of 85.7 kilometres.[3] It was formerly part of Avannaa, originally Nordgrønland ("North Greenland"), one of the counties of Greenland until 31 December 2008.

Map of Far Northeastern Greenland.
1911 map of NE Greenland showing Princess Thyra Island, but not Princess Dagmar Island.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Compiled by Per Ivar Haug (August 2005). Ingar Lomheim, ed. "Islands". Gazetteer of Greenland. UBiT, Universitetsbiblioteket i Trondheim "University Library in Trondheim" (15). ISBN 82-7113-114-1. ISSN 1502-0800. 
  2. ^ Prinsesse Thyra Ø
  3. ^ UNEP