Cape Chidley Islands

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Cape Chidley Islands
Cape Chidley Islands area
Cape Chidley Islands is located in Quebec
Cape Chidley Islands
Cape Chidley Islands
Location north of Quebec
Location Labrador Sea
Coordinates 60°25′45″N 64°27′50″W / 60.42917°N 64.46389°W / 60.42917; -64.46389 (Cape Chidley Islands)Coordinates: 60°25′45″N 64°27′50″W / 60.42917°N 64.46389°W / 60.42917; -64.46389 (Cape Chidley Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Highest point 401 m (1,316 ft)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited
Source: Cape Chidley Islands at the Atlas of Canada

The Cape Chidley Islands[1] are members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. They are located in the Labrador Sea at the south end of the entrance to the Hudson Strait, north of Killiniq Island's Cape Chidley, and separated from Killiniq Island by the MacGregor Strait.

Cabot Island is the eastern of the two islands and is 2 mi (3.2 km) long. It has two summits, the northern one being 401 m (1,316 ft) above sea level, and the southern one being 325 m (1,066 ft) high.[2]

Pert Island is the smaller of the two islands and is located 0.5 mi (0.80 km) mile to the west. Its highest point is 385 m (1,263 ft) above sea level.[2] Port Burwell lies 20 km (12 mi) west of Pert Island.

Button Islands, in July. The viewers angle is from north-west towards south-east. Killiniq Island is barely visible in the upper right corner. The Cape Chidley Islands are just off the photo beyond Knight Island


  1. ^ "284 - Cape Chidley Islands, Nunavut". Atlas of Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Sector13.HudsonStrait" (PDF). National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-16.