Amherst Island (Nunavut)

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Amherst Island
[[Inuktitut|Native name]]: Saglarjuk
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 69°47′10″N 83°45′50″W / 69.7861°N 83.7639°W / 69.7861; -83.7639 (Amherst Island)Coordinates: 69°47′10″N 83°45′50″W / 69.7861°N 83.7639°W / 69.7861; -83.7639 (Amherst Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Amherst Island (Inuktitut: Saglarjuk)[1] is one of several uninhabited, irregularly shaped islands located in the Fury and Hecla Strait of Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region within the northern Canadian Arctic. It is north of Grinnell Lake on the mainland's Melville Peninsula, and south of Baffin Island.

The island is named for Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst.


  1. ^ Aporta, Claudio (December 2003). "New Ways of Mapping:". Arctic 56 (4): 325.