Flaherty Island

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Flaherty Island
Flaherty Island is located in Canada
Flaherty Island
Flaherty Island (Canada)
Geography
Location Hudson Bay
Coordinates 56°21′29″N 079°14′55″W / 56.35806°N 79.24861°W / 56.35806; -79.24861 (Flaherty Island)Coordinates: 56°21′29″N 079°14′55″W / 56.35806°N 79.24861°W / 56.35806; -79.24861 (Flaherty Island)
Archipelago Belcher Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Length 7.1 km (4.41 mi)
Width 4.2 km (2.61 mi)
Highest elevation 34 m (112 ft)[1]
Country
Territory  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Largest city Sanikiluaq
Demographics
Population 744 (as of 2006)
Ethnic groups Inuit

Flaherty Island is the largest island of the Belcher Islands group in Hudson Bay in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It has a very unusual shape.

The small Inuit hamlet of Sanikiluaq is located on its north coast and is the southernmost community in Nunavut.

The island is named in honour of visual anthropologist Robert J. Flaherty.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flaherty Island". geonames.org. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  2. ^ Christopher, Robert J.; Flaherty, Frances Hubbard; Flaherty, Robert Joseph (2005). Robert and Frances Flaherty: a documentary life, 1883-1922. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 429. ISBN 0-7735-2876-8. 

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