Rowley Island

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Rowley Island
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Rowley Island, Nunavut.
Geography
Location Foxe Basin
Coordinates 69°06′N 78°52′W / 69.100°N 78.867°W / 69.100; -78.867 (Rowley Island)Coordinates: 69°06′N 78°52′W / 69.100°N 78.867°W / 69.100; -78.867 (Rowley Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 1,090 km2 (420 sq mi)
Country
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Rowley Island is one of the Canadian Arctic islands in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut. It is located in Foxe Basin and has an area of 1,090 km2 (420 sq mi).

Although the island is uninhabited there is both an unmanned Distant Early Warning Line base, called FOX-1 at 69°04′01″N 079°03′54″W / 69.06694°N 79.06500°W / 69.06694; -79.06500, and an Automated Surface Observing System.

It is named after the arctic explorer Graham Westbrook Rowley.

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