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Crown Prince Christian Land

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Length  213 km (132.4 mi)
Adjacent bodies of water  Wandel Sea, Greenland Sea
Width  115 km (71.5 mi)
Crown Prince Christian Land
Location  Far Northeast Greenland
Zone  Northeast Greenland National Park

Crown Prince Christian Land (Danish: Kronprins Christian Land) is a large peninsula in northern Greenland named after Crown Prince Christian, later Christian X of Denmark. It is a part of Northeast Greenland National Park.

Geography

Crown Prince Christian Land extends 100 km NE from Cape Jungersen. It is surrounded to the north by the Wandel Sea of the Arctic Ocean, to the east by Fram Strait, to the south by the Ingolf Fjord and the Greenland Sea, and to the west by the Greenland Ice Sheet. The southeastern part of the peninsula is known as Amdrup Land. The outer part of Crown Prince Christian Land is almost totally covered by the Flade Isblink ice cap.

Romer Lake, famous for its striking Elephant Foot Glacier, is a long and narrow lake running parallel to Denmark Fjord at the western end of the peninsula to the west of the Princess Elizabeth Alps. Princess Dagmar Island lies off its northwestern shores. The Danish military base/weather station Nord is its only settlement.

References

Crown Prince Christian Land Wikipedia


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