Big Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut)

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This article is about Big Island in Hudson Strait. For the other two Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut islands named Big Island, see Big Island (disambiguation)#Nunavut.
Big Island
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Big Island, Nunavut.
Big Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut) is located in Canada
Big Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut)
Location in Canada
Geography
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 62°43′N 070°43′W / 62.717°N 70.717°W / 62.717; -70.717 (Big Island)Coordinates: 62°43′N 070°43′W / 62.717°N 70.717°W / 62.717; -70.717 (Big Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Source: Big Island at the Atlas of Canada

Big Island is an uninhabited island located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It lies in Hudson Strait and is separated from Baffin Island by White Strait. The closest community is Kimmirut, 28 km (17 mi) away.[1]

Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Emma Island and Rabbit Island.

Of the three islands in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region named "Big Island", this one is by far the biggest with an area of 756 km2 (292 sq mi).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Island". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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