Centre of Canada

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There are several ways of determining the centre of Canada giving different locations.

The centre of Canada can be measured in many ways. The most readily understood would be by taking the mid-point of the extremities of the Canadian landmass section, above. The resulting location 62°24′N 096°28′W / 62.400°N 96.467°W / 62.400; -96.467 (62 degrees 24 minutes North, 96 degrees 28 minutes West) is located just south of Yathkyed Lake in Nunavut, west of Hudson Bay. - The Atlas of Canada website, Natural Resources Canada[2]

The nearest inhabited places to this point are Baker Lake, Nunavut well to the north, and Arviat to the east.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wikimapia.org/51612/Center-Of-Canada
  2. ^ http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/faq.html/#centre