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Aappilattoq Island (Upernavik Icefjord)

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Location  Greenland
Municipality  Qaasuitsup
Archipelago  Upernavik Archipelago
Aappilattoq Island (Upernavik Icefjord)

Aappilattoq Island (old spelling: Augpilagtoq) is an island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It is one of two islands of the same name in the Upernavik Archipelago.

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Map of Aappilattoq Island, Greenland

Geography

Aappilattoq Island is located in the southern part of Upernavik Archipelago. It forms part of the chain of islands bounding Upernavik Icefjord from the south. The island is separated by inner waterways of Baffin Bay from the large Nutaarmiut Island in the southeast, from Nunaa Island in the south, and from Ammaussarsuaq Island in the southeast.

The highest point on the island is the 490 m (1,610 ft) Paattup Qaqqaa mountain in the central part of the island. The coastline of the island is complicated, with the island nearly in two rocky parts, with only a small isthmus joining the halves.

Settlement

The island is home to the Aappilattoq settlement of 180 people. The settlement is located on the northwestern tip of the island.

References

Aappilattoq Island (Upernavik Icefjord) Wikipedia


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