Berkeley Islands

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Berkeley Islands
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 76°43′05″N 100°40′08″W / 76.718°N 100.669°W / 76.718; -100.669 (Berkeley Islands)Coordinates: 76°43′05″N 100°40′08″W / 76.718°N 100.669°W / 76.718; -100.669 (Berkeley Islands)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Major islands Allard Island, Harwood Island, Ricards Island, Seymour Island, and Sherard Osborn Island
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

The Berkeley Islands (or Berkeley Group) are an uninhabited island group in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Canada's territory of Nunavut. They are located at the head of Young Inlet off northern Bathurst Island.[1] The Berkeley Group is part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and is a member of the Parry Islands subgroup. It is composed of the Hosken Islands, as well as Allard Island, Harwood Island, Ricards Island, Seymour Island, and Sherard Osborn Island (the largest).[2] It is named in honor of Maurice Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge, Royal Navy First Sea Lord.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bathurst Island". oceandots.com. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Territorial Lands Act. Withdrawal from Disposal Order (National Park — Bathurst Island, N.W.T.)". Vol. 132, No. 9. Canada Gazette. April 29, 1998. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 

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