Timilersua Island

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Aerial view of Timilersua Island
Timilersua is located in Greenland
Location Greenland
Coordinates 74°01′10″N 56°51′00″W / 74.01944°N 56.85000°W / 74.01944; -56.85000Coordinates: 74°01′10″N 56°51′00″W / 74.01944°N 56.85000°W / 74.01944; -56.85000
Archipelago Upernavik Archipelago
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Timilersua Island (old spelling: Timilerssua) is a small, uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.


Timilersua Island and icebergs of Sugar Loaf Bay

Timilersua Island is located in the northern part of Upernavik Archipelago, in the northern part of Sugar Loaf Bay, an indentiation of Baffin Bay.[1] The island is part of a chain of small islands off the southern coast of Nuussuaq Peninsula. Other islands in the chain include Sugar Loaf Island, immediately to the west of Timilersua − and Saarlia, Paornarqortuut, Itissaalik Island and Inussulikassak to the northeast.[1]

The closest settlement is Nuussuaq, approximately 11 km (6.8 mi) to the north-west-north of the island. The channel between Sugar Loaf Island and Timilersua lies on the old maritime route from Upernavik, through the islands of Tasiusaq Bay, to Kullorsuaq in Melville Bay.[2]


  1. ^ a b Upernavik Avannarleq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  2. ^ Petersen, Robert (2003). Settlements, kinship and hunting grounds in traditional Greenland: A comparative study of local experiences from Upernavik and Ammassalik. Danish Polar Center. pp. 104–108, 230. ISBN 978-87-635-1261-9.