Jens Munk Island

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Jens Munk Island
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Jens Munk Island, Nunavut.
Geography
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 69°39′N 80°04′W / 69.650°N 80.067°W / 69.650; -80.067 (Jens Munk Island)Coordinates: 69°39′N 80°04′W / 69.650°N 80.067°W / 69.650; -80.067 (Jens Munk Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Country
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Jens Munk Island is one of the Canadian arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is an uninhabited Baffin Island offshore island. Located at 69°39'N 80°04'W it has an area of 920 km2 (360 sq mi).[1]

The island is named in honor of Danish explorer Jens Munk who searched for the Northwest Passage in 1619-20.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Atlas of Canada - Sea Islands". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-05-05.