Durban Island

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Durban Island
Durban Island is located in Nunavut
Durban Island

Location in Canada
Geography
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 67°06′00″N 062°10′12″W / 67.10000°N 62.17000°W / 67.10000; -62.17000 (Durban Island)Coordinates: 67°06′00″N 062°10′12″W / 67.10000°N 62.17000°W / 67.10000; -62.17000 (Durban Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Durban Island is a Canadian Arctic island located in Nunavut, Canada. It is one of Baffin Island's northeast offshore islands within Davis Strait's Merchants Bay. It is 36 km2 (14 sq mi) in size. Durban Harbour is on the island's southeast facing side.[1] Nearby can be found the larger Padloping Island, and Auyuittuq National Park Reserve is also to the west on Baffin Island.

History[edit]

Durban Island (FOX-E) is a former Distant Early Warning Line and is currently a North Warning System site.[2]

It is listed by the Contaminated Sites Directorate in Iqaluit as a contaminated site in need of future remediation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Durban harbour". tageo.com. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ Allinson, Martin. "Durban Island, Nunavut FOX-E". Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Contaminated Sites". ainc-inac.gc.ca. Retrieved 2009-02-05.