Monumental Island

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Monumental Island
[[Inuktitut|Native name]]: Oomienwa
Location Davis Strait
Coordinates 62°45′30″N 63°51′25″W / 62.75833°N 63.85694°W / 62.75833; -63.85694 (Monumental Island)Coordinates: 62°45′30″N 63°51′25″W / 62.75833°N 63.85694°W / 62.75833; -63.85694 (Monumental Island)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

Monumental Island (Inuktitut: Oomienwa) is a Baffin Island offshore island located in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in the territory of Nunavut. The island lies in Davis Strait, almost halfway between Lady Franklin Island and Little Hall Island.

Monumental Island was named by Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall as a tribute to the memory of Sir John Franklin.[1]


  1. ^ Hall, Charles Francis (1865). Arctic researches, and life among the Esquimaux : being the narrative of an expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, in the years 1860, 1861, and 1862. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 549. OCLC 5357849. 

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