Upernivik Island

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Upernivik
Upernivik Ø
Upernivik Island is located in Greenland
Upernivik Island
Geography
Location Uummannaq Fjord
Coordinates 71°16′N 52°45′W / 71.267°N 52.750°W / 71.267; -52.750Coordinates: 71°16′N 52°45′W / 71.267°N 52.750°W / 71.267; -52.750
Area 540 km2 (210 sq mi)
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Width 24.4 km (15.16 mi)
Highest elevation 1,903 m (6,243 ft)
Highest point Palup Qaqa
Administration
Municipality Qaasuitsup

Upernivik Island (Danish: Upernivik Ø) is an uninhabited[1] island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland.

Geography[edit]

Upernivik Island is located in the Uummannaq Fjord where it is the largest island with an area of 540 km2 (208.5 sq mi).[1]

The island is very mountainous.[2] Its highest point is Palup Qaqaa, an ultra-prominent peak at 71°20′17″N 72°48′17″W / 71.33806°N 72.80472°W / 71.33806; -72.80472 reaching 1,903.47 m (6,245.0 ft).[3]

Location of Upernivik Island.
Aerial view of southwestern Upernivik Island

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  2. ^ Nuussuaq, Saga Map, Tage Schjøtt, 1992
  3. ^ GoogleEarth

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