Gamma Island (Greenland)

Gamma Island (Danish: Gamma Ø) is a large uninhabited island of the Greenland Sea, Greenland. The island has an area of 236 km2 and an elevation of 293 meters.[1] It lies south of Jokel Bay and southwest of the Danske Islands and is separated from the mainland by the Orleans Sound.

Gamma Island
Gamma Ø
Gamma Island is located in Greenland
Gamma Island
Gamma Island
Geography
LocationGreenland Sea
Coordinates77°50′N 19°53′W / 77.833°N 19.883°W / 77.833; -19.883Coordinates: 77°50′N 19°53′W / 77.833°N 19.883°W / 77.833; -19.883
Area236 km2 (91 sq mi)
Length38 km (23.6 mi)
Width8 km (5 mi)
Highest elevation293 m (961 ft)
Administration
ZoneNortheast Greenland National Park
Demographics
Population0

HistoryEdit

Gamma Island was named by the Mørkefjord expedition 1938–39 after the name of ship "Gamma" used by the expedition.[2]

 
Map of Northeastern Greenland.

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