Bishop Island

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Bishop Island
Bishop Island is located in Nunavut
Bishop Island
Location in Nunavut
Geography
Location Frobisher Bay
Coordinates 63°38′N 068°45′W / 63.633°N 68.750°W / 63.633; -68.750 (Bishop Island)Coordinates: 63°38′N 068°45′W / 63.633°N 68.750°W / 63.633; -68.750 (Bishop Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Canada
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Bishop Island[1] is a Baffin Island offshore island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. The island lies in Frobisher Bay, approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) southwest of Iqaluit. Hill Island and Faris Island are in the immediate vicinity.

The island was named by American Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishop Island". tageo.com. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ Stenton, Douglas (August 1, 1997). "Who was Sylvia Grinnell?". Nunatsiaq News. Retrieved 2009-07-14.