Lady Franklin Island

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Lady Franklin Island
Native name: Kitigtung
Geography
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 62°56′N 63°44′W / 62.933°N 63.733°W / 62.933; -63.733 (lady Franklin Island)Coordinates: 62°56′N 63°44′W / 62.933°N 63.733°W / 62.933; -63.733 (lady Franklin Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Country
Canada
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Lady Franklin Island (Inuktitut: Kitigtung),[1] is an uninhabited Baffin Island offshore island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. The island lies in Davis Strait, 25 mi (40 km) from Hall Peninsula.[2] There are at least seven smaller, unnamed islands off its northwest shore.

It was named by Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall as a tribute to Sir John Franklin's wife Lady Franklin.[2]

The island offers an abundance of bears, caribou (tuktoo), ducks, seals, and walrus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady Franklin Island". mapplanet.com. Retrieved 2008-09-17. 
  2. ^ a b c Hall, Charles Francis (1865). Arctic researches, and life among the Esquimaux : being the narrative of an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, in the years 1860, 1861, and 1862. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 308. OCLC 5357849. 

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