Big Island (Hudson Strait, Nunavut)

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Big Island
Big Island, Nunavut.
Big Island is located in Nunavut
Big Island
Big Island
Location in Nunavut
Location Hudson Strait
Coordinates 62°43′N 070°43′W / 62.717°N 70.717°W / 62.717; -70.717 (Big Island)Coordinates: 62°43′N 070°43′W / 62.717°N 70.717°W / 62.717; -70.717 (Big Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Territory Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Source: Big Island at the Atlas of Canada

Big Island is an uninhabited island located in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It lies in Hudson Strait and is separated from Baffin Island by White Strait. The closest community is Kimmirut, 28 km (17 mi) away.[1]

Other islands in the immediate vicinity include Emma Island and Rabbit Island.

Of the three islands in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region named "Big Island", this one is by far the biggest with an area of 756 km2 (292 sq mi).


  1. ^ "Big Island". Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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