Nansen Sound

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Nansen Sound
Nansen Sound
Coordinates 80°21′N 086°51′W / 80.350°N 86.850°W / 80.350; -86.850 (Nansen Sound)Coordinates: 80°21′N 086°51′W / 80.350°N 86.850°W / 80.350; -86.850 (Nansen Sound)
Basin countries Canada
Settlements Uninhabited

Nansen Sound is an uninhabited strait in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada. It lies between western Grant Land on Ellesmere Island and Axel Heiberg Island.[1] Tanquary Fiord or Greely Fiord enters the sound from the east.


  1. ^ Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 789.


  • Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.