Cape Chidley Islands

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Cape Chidley Islands
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Cape Chidley Islands area
Geography
Location Labrador Sea
Coordinates 60°25′45″N 64°27′50″W / 60.42917°N 64.46389°W / 60.42917; -64.46389 (Cape Chidley Islands)Coordinates: 60°25′45″N 64°27′50″W / 60.42917°N 64.46389°W / 60.42917; -64.46389 (Cape Chidley Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest point 401 m (1,316 ft)
Country
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Source: Cape Chidley Islands at the Atlas of Canada

The Cape Chidley Islands[1] are members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. They are located in the Labrador Sea at the south end of the entrance to the Hudson Strait, north of Killiniq Island's Cape Chidley, and separated from Killiniq Island by the MacGregor Strait.

Button Islands, in July. The viewers angle is from north-west towards south-east. Killiniq Island is barely visible in the upper right corner. The Cape Chidley Islands are just off the photo beyond Knight Island

Cabot Island is the eastern of the two islands and is 2 mi (3.2 km) long. It has two summits, the northern one being 401 m (1,316 ft) above sea level, and the southern one being 325 m (1,066 ft) high.[2]

Pert Island is the smaller of the two islands and is located 0.5 mi (0.80 km) mile to the west. Its highest point is 385 m (1,263 ft) above sea level.[2] Port Burwell lies 20 km (12 mi) west of Pert Island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "284 - Cape Chidley Islands, Nunavut". Atlas of Canada. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Sector13.HudsonStrait". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. pollux.nss.nima.mil. p. 7. Retrieved 2009-02-16.