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World's Northernmost Island    

10th September, 2021 Geography

   

 

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Context

  • A team of Arctic researchers from Denmark say they accidentally discovered what they believe is the world’s northernmost island located off Greenland’s coast.

 

Details

  • The yet-to-be-named island is 780 meters (about 850 yards) north of Oodaaq, an island off Cape Morris Jesup, the northernmost point of Greenland and one of the most northerly points of land on Earth.
  • They have proposed naming the island Qeqertaq Avannarleq, which means “the northernmost island” in Greenlandic.