Cape Farewell, Greenland

Cape Farewell (Greenlandic: Nunap Isua;[1] Danish: Kap Farvel)[2] is a headland on the southern shore of Egger Island, Nunap Isua Archipelago, Greenland.[3] As the southernmost point of the country, it is one of the important landmarks of Greenland.

Cape Farewell
Nunap Isua
LocationKujalleq, Greenland
Coordinates59°46′23″N 43°55′21″W
Offshore water bodiesNorth Atlantic Ocean
AreaArctic

Geography

Located at 59°46′23″N 43°55′21″W this cape is the southernmost extent of Greenland, projecting out into the North Atlantic Ocean and the Labrador Sea on the same latitude as St Petersburg, Oslo and the Shetland Islands. Egger and the associated minor islands are known as the Cape Farewell Archipelago. The area is part of the Kujalleq municipality. King Frederick VI Coast stretches from Cape Farewell to Pikiulleq Bay (former spelling 'Pikiutdleq') in the north along the eastern coast of Greenland.

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