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Gefiontinde

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Elevation  2,364 m
Gefiontinde

Gefiontinde (Gefion Peak) is the highest mountain in Queen Louise Land (Danish: Dronning Louise Land), NE Greenland. The peak is located in the King Frederick VIII Land area of northeastern Greenland. Administratively it is part of the Northeast Greenland National Park zone.

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Map of Gefion Tinder, Greenland

This peak was named after Gefion, the virgin sister of Danish deities who is said to have ploughed the whole Danish island of Zealand (Sjælland) in one night.

Geography

Gefiontinde is the highest peak in a group of peaks named Gefions Tinder or Gefiontinder at the southwestern end of Queen Louise Land, between Pony Glacier and Budolfi Isstrøm. The nunatak group was named Gefions Tinder or Gefiontinder by the 1912–13 Danish Expedition to Queen Louise Land led by J.P. Koch.

Gefiontinde is a 2,364.3 metres (7,757 ft) high peak. This mountain is marked as a 8,799 feet (2,682 m) high peak in the Defense Mapping Agency Greenland Navigation charts.

References

Gefiontinde Wikipedia


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