North Kent Island

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North Kent Island
North Kent Island, Nunavut.
Location Cardigan Strait
Coordinates 76°40′N 090°15′W / 76.667°N 90.250°W / 76.667; -90.250 (North Kent Island)Coordinates: 76°40′N 090°15′W / 76.667°N 90.250°W / 76.667; -90.250 (North Kent Island)
Archipelago Queen Elizabeth Islands
Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
Length 42 km (26.1 mi)
Width 23 km (14.3 mi)
Highest elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

North Kent Island is one of the uninhabited Canadian arctic islands in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the Cardigan Strait between Devon Island's Colin Archer Peninsula and Ellesmere Island's Simmons Peninsula.


The 590 km2 (230 sq mi) island's terrain is flat-topped and ice-capped, with steep cliffs.


North Kent Island is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU052), and an International Biological Program site. Notable bird species include black guillemot, common eider, glaucous gull, and Thayer's gull.[1]

Walrus, bearded seal, ringed seal, and narwhal frequent the area.


  1. ^ "North Kent Island". Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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