Eglinton Island

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Eglinton Island
Closeup of Eglinton Island
Eglinton Island, Northwest Territories
Location Northern Canada
Coordinates 75°46′N 118°27′W / 75.767°N 118.450°W / 75.767; -118.450 (Eglinton Island)Coordinates: 75°46′N 118°27′W / 75.767°N 118.450°W / 75.767; -118.450 (Eglinton Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 1,541 km2 (595 sq mi)
Length 73 km (45.4 mi)
Width 44 km (27.3 mi)
Territory Northwest Territories
Population Uninhabited

Eglinton Island an uninhabited island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Eglinton is one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Located at 75°48'N 118°30'W, it measures 1,541 km2 (595 sq mi) in size, 73 kilometres (45 mi) long and 44 kilometres (27 mi) wide in measurements. It lies on the north side of the M'Clure Strait, just south of the much larger Prince Patrick Island and is uninhabited with no known human activity.

The first European sighting of Eglinton Island was in 1853 by George Mecham, and explored by him and Francis Leopold McClintock in the spring of that year.[1]

Terra/MODIS satellite image of Eglinton Island



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