635.083 km²
Coastline: 353.591 km
Landform: Mountains
Tree Cover: 6%
Herbaceous Cover

Welcome to Sangmissoq, a Polar island in the Labrador Sea, part of the majestic Atlantic Ocean. This guide offers a comprehensive overview of what makes Sangmissoq unique – from its geography and climate to its population, infrastructure, and beyond. Dive into the details:

Geography and size of Sangmissoq

Size: 635.1 km²
Coastline: 353.6 km
Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Sea: Labrador Sea
Continent: North America

Sangmissoq is a Large Island spanning 635 km² with a coastline of 354 km.


Tectonic Plate: North America – Covers North America and parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, characterized by diverse geological features and varying levels of seismic activity.

The geographic heart of the island is pinpointed at these coordinates:
Latitude: 60.05250171 / Longitude: -43.7048552

Climate and weather of Sangmissoq

Climate Zone: Polar
Climate Details: Tundra
Temperature: Cold

Climate Characteristics: The tundra climate features long, extremely cold winters and short, cool summers. Vegetation is limited to mosses, lichens, and small shrubs due to the low temperatures and short growing seasons. Biodiversity is low, but some specialized species thrive.

Topography and nature of Sangmissoq

Timezone: UTC-03:00
Timezone places: America/Sao_Paulo
Max. Elevation: 1549 m Christian IV Island HP
Mean Elevation: 498 m
Vegetation: Herbaceous Cover
Tree Coverage: 6%

The mean elevation is 498 m. Dominating the island’s landscape, the majestic “Christian IV Island HP” rises as the highest peak, soaring to impressive heights. The island is characterized by Mountains: High, steeply elevated landforms. Characterized by both a high maximum elevation (over 500 meters) and a high mean elevation, creating rugged, mountainous terrains on islands.

Dominating Vegetation: Herbaceous Cover
Comprising mainly of grasses, herbs, and ferns, these areas are common in prairies, meadows, and savannas, and can vary widely in species composition. Sangmissoq has a tree cover of 6 %.

Vegetation: 6 vegetation zones – Very Highly Diverse Island
Islands in this range are ecological powerhouses, showcasing a wide array of vegetation zones. Each zone, from lush rainforests to arid scrublands, coastal mangroves to mountainous regions, contributes to a complex and interdependent ecosystem. These islands are often hotspots of biodiversity, supporting numerous species and intricate ecological processes.

Infrastructure and Travelling to Sangmissoq

Does the island have a public airport? no.
There is no public and scheduled airport on Sangmissoq. The nearest airport is Aappilattoq Heliport, located 17 km away.

Does the island have a major port? no.
There are no major ports on Sangmissoq. The closest major port is NANORTALIK HAVN, approximately 118 km away.

The mean population of Sangmissoq is 0 per km². Sangmissoq is Uninhabited. The island belongs to Denmark.

The name of the island resonates across different cultures and languages. Here is how it is known around the world: Arabic: جزيرة غرينلاند; German: Grönland; Spanish: Groenlandia; French: Groenland; Portuguese: Groenlândia; Russian: Гренландия; Chinese: 格陵兰岛

Continuing your journey, Annikitsoq is the next notable island, situated merely km away.

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Denmark is classified as Developed region: nonG7: Developed economies outside of the Group of Seven, characterized by high income and advanced economic structures. The level of income is High income: OECD.

News – Latest Updates and Headlines from Sangmissoq

Stay informed with the most recent news and important headlines from Sangmissoq. Here’s a roundup of the latest developments.


Please note: The data used here has been primarily extracted from satellite readings. Deviations from exact values may occur, particularly regarding the height of elevations and population density. Land area and coastline measurements refer to average values at mean high tide.

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