Knight Islands

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Knight Islands
Knight Islands is located in Nunavut
Knight Islands
Knight Islands
Location in Nunavut
Location Labrador Sea
Coordinates 60°34′23″N 64°34′29″W / 60.57306°N 64.57472°W / 60.57306; -64.57472 (Knight Islands)Coordinates: 60°34′23″N 64°34′29″W / 60.57306°N 64.57472°W / 60.57306; -64.57472 (Knight Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Highest point Knight Summit, 213 m (699 ft)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited
Source: Knight Islands at Atlas of Canada

The uninhabited Knight Islands are members of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. They are located in Gray Strait, an arm of the Labrador Sea. The Knight Islands measure 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi).[1]

The largest of the Knight Islands is 2.5 mi (4.0 km) long and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) wide. Knight Summit, at the north part of the island, rises to 213 m (699 ft) above sea level.[2]

The larger Button Islands are about 5 km (3.1 mi) to the northwest. The Cape Chidley Islands are 18.2 km (11.3 mi) away.[3]


  1. ^ "Knight Islands". Atlas of Canada. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  2. ^ "Sector13.HudsonStrait" (PDF). National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Knight Islands". Retrieved 2009-02-17.