Hoved Island

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This article is about the Canadian island. For the Norwegian island, see Hovedøya.
Hoved Island
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 77°32′N 085°09′W / 77.533°N 85.150°W / 77.533; -85.150 (Hoved Island)Coordinates: 77°32′N 085°09′W / 77.533°N 85.150°W / 77.533; -85.150 (Hoved Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 158 km2 (61 sq mi)
Length 18 km (11.2 mi)
Width 16 km (9.9 mi)
Country
Canada
Territory  Nunavut
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Hoved Island is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The island is located between the Svendsen and Bjorne peninsulas, and within the Baumann Fiord of Ellesmere Island, considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.[1] It comprises an area of 158 km2 (61 sq mi).[2]

Hoved Island was first charted and named (hoved, Norwegian for "main") by the second Norwegian expedition of the Fram (1898—1902) under Capt. Otto Sverdrup.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ England, J. H.; Atkinson, N.; Dyke, A. S.; Evans, D. J. A.; Zreda, M. (2004). "Late Wisconsinan buildup and wastage of the Innuitian Ice Sheet across southern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 41: 39–61. doi:10.1139/e03-082. OCLC 194498471. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Queen Elizabeth Islands". nrcan.gc.ca. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ "The Polarship Fram". fram.nl. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 

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