Air Force Island

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Air Force Island
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Air Force Island, Nunavut
Air Force Island is located in Nunavut
Air Force Island
Air Force Island
Geography
LocationFoxe Basin
Coordinates67°58′N 74°05′W / 67.967°N 74.083°W / 67.967; -74.083 (Air Force Island)Coordinates: 67°58′N 74°05′W / 67.967°N 74.083°W / 67.967; -74.083 (Air Force Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Area1,720 km2 (660 sq mi)
Administration
TerritoryNunavut
RegionQikiqtaaluk
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Air Force Island is an uninhabited island in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located along the southwestern coast of Baffin Island and measures 1,720 km2 (660 sq mi) in size.

The first written record of the island's existence was in 1948, as were neighbouring Prince Charles Island and Foley Island, by a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) crew member, Albert-Ernest Tomkinson, navigating an Avro Lancaster. The island was named in recognition of the RCAF's role in surveying the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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