Russell Island (Nunavut)
|Archipelago||Canadian Arctic Archipelago|
|Area||940 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
Russell Island is an uninhabited island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Parry Channel, separated from the northern tip of Prince of Wales Island by the narrow Baring Channel. The island is longer than it is wide. The western third of the island is separated from the other two thirds by a narrow lake and its outlet. At the northern end of the lake there is an isthmus just 1.1 km (0.68 mi) wide and this joins the two parts of the island. With a total area of 940 km2 (360 sq mi), it is the largest offshore island of the Prince of Wales Island.
- "Russell Island". oceandots.com. 2006-07-31. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- Parry, William Edward (1821). Journal of a voyage for the discovery of a North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific: performed in the years 1819-20. London: John Murray.
- Green, David E. C. The Late Quaternary History of Russell Island, N.W.T. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1988. ISBN 0-315-32564-X
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