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Map of Brion Island
Location of Brion Island in Quebec
|Location||Gulf of Saint Lawrence|
|Area||7 km2 (2.7 sq mi)|
|Length||8 km (5 mi)|
Brion Island (French: Île Brion) is a currently uninhabited island in the Magdalen Islands archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and part of the municipality of Grosse-Île, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada. It is the most northeast of the islands in the Magdalen archipelago.
Passing by the island in 1534, Jacques Cartier erected his second cross and named the island ille de Bryon after his principal expeditionary patron Philippe de Chabot, Seigneur de Brion and Admiral of France.
Almost the entire island is encompassed by the Réserve écologique de l'Île-Brion. The Rochers-aux-Oiseaux federal migratory bird sanctuary encompasses several small islands to the northwest of Brion Island.
- "Île Brion" (in French). Commission de toponymie. 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
- "Falaise Haldimand". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=EPOUF&output=xml. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
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