Scoresby Sound, arm of the Greenland Sea, E Greenland. It has numerous fjords that branch out generally westward to the ice cap. Some of the branches extend more than 180 mi (290 km) inland. At its mouth is the settlement of Scoresbysund (1995 pop. 483), the center of the district of Scoresbysund. The town is a fishing and hunting base.
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