Amherst Island (Nunavut)

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Amherst Island
Native name: Saglarjuk
Amherst Island (Nunavut) is located in Nunavut
Amherst Island (Nunavut)
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 69°47′10″N 083°45′50″W / 69.78611°N 83.76389°W / 69.78611; -83.76389 (Amherst Island)Coordinates: 69°47′10″N 083°45′50″W / 69.78611°N 83.76389°W / 69.78611; -83.76389 (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 on the south side of the Fury and Hecla Strait of Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region within the northern Canadian Arctic. It is west of Liddon Island, 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:" (PDF). Arctic 56 (4): 325. doi:10.14430/arctic629. 

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