Kaffeklubben Island

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The Kaffeklubben Island ( Danish Kaffeklubben Ø, Greenlandic: Inuit Qeqertaat ) is a small town on the Northern tip of Greenland island. It is generally regarded as the most northerly island in the world.

The 1 km long island is located on 83 ° 39 '42 " north latitude and 30 ° 36' 36 " west longitude, 37 km east of Cape Morris Jesup Greenland. She was discovered in 1900 by Robert Edwin Peary. In 1921 she was entered by the Danish researchers Lauge Koch, for the first time and named after the coffee club at the Museum of Mineralogy in Copenhagen.

1969 calculated a Canadian team that the northern tip of the island 750 m further north as Cape Morris Jesup, and therefore represents the most northerly solid land. In fact, the Kaffeklubben Island 's location makes it to 83 ° 39 '42 " north latitude to the North Pole to 0 ° 2' 3" - this corresponds to a distance of 3.80 km - Cape Morris Jesup closer than (83 ° 37 ' 39 " north latitude ). The distance of the island to the North Pole is therefore 705.58 km.

Some a little further north lying gravel bars were later near the Kaffeklubben Island found, including Oodaaq, ATOW1996, RTOW2001 and Ultima Thule, 2008. However, it is disputed whether this really as stable land areas and islands may be regarded as such sand - and gravel bars are little usually permanent, are overlaid by drift or washed over by the sea.