Brock Island

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Brock Island
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Brock Island, Northwest Territories
Geography
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 77°51′N 114°27′W / 77.850°N 114.450°W / 77.850; -114.450 (Brock Island)Coordinates: 77°51′N 114°27′W / 77.850°N 114.450°W / 77.850; -114.450 (Brock Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 764 km2 (295 sq mi)
Length 41 km (25.5 mi)
Width 39 km (24.2 mi)
Administration
Canada
Territory Northwest Territories
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Brock Island is one of the uninhabited islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Located at 77°51'N 114°27'W, it measures 764 km2 (295 sq mi) in size and lies close to Mackenzie King Island. The first known sighting of the island by a European was by Vilhjalmur Stefansson in 1915 and was later named for Reginald W. Brock, Dean of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia.[1]

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Terra MODIS satellite image of Brock Island (left) and Mackenzie King Island (center).
  1. ^ Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (1922). The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions. New York: Macmillan. 

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